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    The PPACA Thread Part IV - Repeal & Replace, or Something...

    Yes, people under 50 use Post-Its. Everyone at work does.
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    Just wondered. I haven't bought any in probably a decade.
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    And it's not just because of where I work that we use them, we used them at my old job as well.

    Faster to write sometimes than it is to type. Sometimes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Yes, people under 50 use Post-Its. Everyone at work does.
    I used to, but now I have floor to ceiling whiteboard walls in my office so I just write all over the place.

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    Actually, I wish I could share the picture of the unique way I used them last year during an emergency project. Basically I used them as a real life Gantt chart with resource assignments. We must have gone through a couple hundred of them on that project.

    I could have used something like Excel or MS Project, but it was easier to have a publicly available and easily modified system than using electronic tools. I tried for the first few days on Project and Excel and they were abysmal failures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BassAle View Post
    I used to, but now I have floor to ceiling whiteboard walls in my office so I just write all over the place.
    Sweet jeebus. What I wouldn't do for something like that.
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    We used them in our scrum room back at the old office building, assigning tasks and such on the scrum wall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    We used them in our scrum room back at the old office building, assigning tasks and such on the scrum wall.
    That's what I was going to say too, I think scrum was secretly developed by 3m to boost post-it sales.

    Whiteboard paint is a nightmare to erase if there is any texture to the walls at all.

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    That must be the same as a tier review. We have them as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerphisch View Post
    That's what I was going to say too, I think scrum was secretly developed by 3m to boost post-it sales.

    Whiteboard paint is a nightmare to erase if there is any texture to the walls at all.
    this isn't paint, its almost like a wallpaper but much thicker. However, when I moved offices they got the 'matte' finish for the new office (so you can project on it without glare, which I don't do) and it does suck to erase compared to my old office (at times I've resorted to using a damp cloth to erase, which seems to work okay on this surface).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerphisch View Post
    That's what I was going to say too, I think scrum was secretly developed by 3m to boost post-it sales.

    Whiteboard paint is a nightmare to erase if there is any texture to the walls at all.
    With the new building, we moved to some software that acts as an electronic scrum wall. I've not personally used it, but have seen it used. It's a little tidier, though I'm not sure what the learning curve is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    That must be the same as a tier review. We have them as well.
    I don't know what a tier review is, but here's an overview on Scrum project methodology - a type of agile development.
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    With the new building, we moved to some software that acts as an electronic scrum wall. I've not personally used it, but have seen it used. It's a little tidier, though I'm not sure what the learning curve is.
    We tried VersionOne, but making the change mid stream just didn't work. Integrating it with ReqPro was pretty much impossible.

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    We eat our own dog food, and just do stories and sprints within ServiceNow's PPM module. We consult on and configure the platform, so it only makes sense.

    Anyway, now that I've derailed the thread...
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    We received non-sticky notes similar to PostIt at my old job during a "Don't Label" campaign. I still use them when I need to draw a map for when I travel somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BassAle View Post
    I used to, but now I have floor to ceiling whiteboard walls in my office so I just write all over the place.
    Did you use whiteboard paint, whiteboards instead of dry wall, or something else? I've always wanted something like that.
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    I'm not happy about it either, but Flag is correct (cue the Twilight Zone music!).
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    I notice that the government is blocking the proposed Aetna - Humana merger on anti-competitive grounds; and the CIGNA - Anthem merger seems headed toward a similar fate.

    I don't have a problem with that; it seems like one of the reasons behind the merger is to position themselves for monopolistic pricing practices by reducing the number of competitors in the marketplace.

    I wish we'd see similar action on the provider side: provider networks are also consolidating. I think there are only three provider networks left in CT now; just about every formerly-independent practice has been bought up by one of them since 2012.
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    Wanted to know more about the PPACA? Hear from Jonathan Gruber, the architect of the plan: http://www.infowars.com/obamacare-ar...elp-everybody/
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    I'm not happy about it either, but Flag is correct (cue the Twilight Zone music!).
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    Did you use whiteboard paint, whiteboards instead of dry wall, or something else? I've always wanted something like that.
    it is a whiteboard surface that they apply over the dry wall (glues on). It comes in a big roll (but not wide enough to go floor to ceiling, so I have a seam running horizontally about 2-3 feet off the floor). This is the second office I've had with it, the first office was much better. Our facilities people switched to a "matte" finish when they did my current office, and it sucks for erasing. They say it can be used for a projector surface, but I don't do that. When I had the smooth finish, it was actually the same thing they use for all the whiteboards in our conference rooms (but in those cases they put a wooden marker tray and frame around it and don't go floor to ceiling). Right now I'm in an 'open concept' office with some other software engineers. We have a corner with an informal meeting area: leather couch and a 55 inch TV (with Apple TV so we can display our computer screens on it, also has a computer hooked up to it with a wireless keyboard/trackpad), 1 small private office that anyone can grab if they need privacy, a conference room with a Polycom system for meetings with our other site, and then desks kind of in the middle of the room, and whiteboards on 3 walls (other wall is all window).

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    Quote Originally Posted by BassAle View Post
    it is a whiteboard surface that they apply over the dry wall (glues on). It comes in a big roll (but not wide enough to go floor to ceiling, so I have a seam running horizontally about 2-3 feet off the floor). This is the second office I've had with it, the first office was much better. Our facilities people switched to a "matte" finish when they did my current office, and it sucks for erasing. They say it can be used for a projector surface, but I don't do that. When I had the smooth finish, it was actually the same thing they use for all the whiteboards in our conference rooms (but in those cases they put a wooden marker tray and frame around it and don't go floor to ceiling). Right now I'm in an 'open concept' office with some other software engineers. We have a corner with an informal meeting area: leather couch and a 55 inch TV (with Apple TV so we can display our computer screens on it, also has a computer hooked up to it with a wireless keyboard/trackpad), 1 small private office that anyone can grab if they need privacy, a conference room with a Polycom system for meetings with our other site, and then desks kind of in the middle of the room, and whiteboards on 3 walls (other wall is all window).
    Interesting. I've actually wondered where you can buy that sort of whiteboard surface, as whenever FlagDUDETTE and I are able to buy a house, I'd like to have that either in my office (although trying to explain to the little pennant-to-be that you generally don't draw on the wall will be something else), or use it with a projector. Probably something I can look up, now that I know you could also get a whiteboard roll instead of just paint. Thanks for all the information, including on the other posts.
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