Rainfall warning continues; region could see 70 mm of rain

first_imgrainfall warning in effectRainfall warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected.Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports to #BCStorm.More details on the alert are available here.The latest status and details on all alerts, including alerts that are not part of your subscription, can be found here: http://www.weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.htmlAdvertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Environment Canada says Fort Nelson, Peace River North and South could see up to 70 mm of rain before the current storm moves out the region.A storm that started early Saturday morning, could bring 50 to 70 mm of rain to the region before it stops Saturday evening.  The store could also produce wind gusts up to 60 km/h.  A rainfall warning remains in place for the Peace River North, Peace River South and Fort NelsonSee the full warning below.- Advertisement -Issued at 2016-08-27 12:10 UTC by Environment Canada:Rainfall warning continued for:B.C. Peace River, B.C. (087300)Current details:Rain, at times heavy, is expected.Heavy rain over Muncho Stone Mountain Parks and the Fort Nelson Region will ease this morning. Heavy rain will begin in the BC Peace early this morning and continue through the day before easing this evening.Advertisement Total rainfall amounts 50 to 70 mm are expected over Muncho Stone Mountain Parks Park, along the Rocky Mountains and southern portions of the Fort Nelson Region, and the Peace River region.Accompanying the rain, strong northerly winds with gusts to 60 km/h can be expected.Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.Watch for possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.Advertisementlast_img read more

How Kanban Methodology Is Driving Agile Project Management

first_imgTags:#agile#agile project management#kanban#Project Management#workflow management Related Posts Why Productivity and Customer Experience go Han… How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture Remote Working Culture: The Facts Business Owne… Kris HughesSenior Content Marketing Manager If there’s a guiding light for Agile project management, then Kanban is the Northstar project managers turn to for direction. As a visual management tool, Kanban enables teams to get more done on demand without unnecessary steps. It’s especially helpful for teams working with Agile project management or product management methodologies.Kanban has had a significant impact on the world of project management, so much so it’s the preferred planning method of teams spanning various industries across the globe. There are many ways Kanban is driving the development of Agile project management.Easy InterfacesIncreasing your project’s chances for success calls for employing an interface your team can easily use. When you use software tools that infuse elements of Kanban, you can help better manage your projects. One primary reason for an improved workflow process is Kanban focuses on visualization. Drag-and-drop card boards use foundational elements of Kanban you can often find in robust project management software.This element helps make interfaces easy-to-use for Agile teams regardless of the industry or organization. For example, Project Manager’s Kanban boards feature a drag-and-drop interface with customizable cards and columns. The action of dragging and dropping cards into columns is intuitive and helps make it easier to place cards in the preferred columns quickly.Quick VisualizationsWhen you work with an Agile team, it’s important everyone is on the same page to ensure the project moves along. However, continuous improvement of processes requires a fast way to identify issues or the next steps necessary for advancing the project. Kanban helps make quick visualizations of the workflow possible when you use a project management tool that incorporates it.Kanban boards support visual mapping techniques, making it easy for your team to determine valuable steps in the workflow process. For example, you can set up columns for team members based on various categories, such as To Do, Doing or Completed. Instead of using text-only lists to facilitate the workflow, Kanban boards make it easier for everyone involved in the project to have a better overview of when a team member completes a task crucial for new team members to proceed. It’s also a quick way for project managers to determine if an assignment is taking longer than expected.FlexibilityThanks to its flexibility, Kanban is a favorite among Agile teams. Traditional long-term planning requires great effort to employ modifications. However, you can make changes on demand when implementing Kanban. That’s because Kanban is flexible enough to accommodate changes when you need to make them, unlike more traditional project management methods. For instance, you can easily assign a task to a new team member if it requires a higher skill level than what an existing team member working on the task has. You also have the flexibility to shift due dates thanks to single-style tasks when using project management software with Kanban boards.Consistent WorkflowDesign sprints and iterations that are fixed are often included in the flow of processes for product development projects. This often means project managers may have to reset project boards and adjust schedules to accommodate several meetings that can interrupt and extend the product development process. However, implementing Kanban in the Agile methodology helps simplify the product development process. That’s because Kanban facilitates consistent workflow. Consistent workflow means you won’t have to worry about needing to plan for sprint meetings on a regular basis or unnecessary demonstrations. Instead, implementing Kanban helps you to keep your project running with less fuss.Work-in-Progress (WIP) EfficiencyProjects often have multiple tasks; Agile team members must complete. But too many tasks can bring on inefficiency. Research has shown multi-tasking can require various components of the brain, and may even take up to 40 percent more time than if a person focused on completing a single task. Instead of simplifying the project workflow, having too many tasks makes the project more complex and may even lengthen the time needed to complete your project. Thus, it’s critical to have a system that helps limit the number of tasks your team members can tackle at a time to enhance work-in-progress efficiency. Luckily, Kanban helps to address this issue. Kanban allows the addition of new tasks only when there is space that needs to be filled, thus limiting WIP. For instance, you can use Kanban boards to limit the number of debugging tasks your developers can complete before moving to the next phase in testing your product. By restricting the tasks each Agile team member can achieve at a time, you can help the work that is in progress to flow easily and helps your developers become more productive. This helps to align better with the principles of Agile project management and enhance the overall project efficacy.Final ThoughtsWhen it comes to making your projects more efficient, it’s vital to employ strategies that can help you lighten your workload. The great news is that you can take advantage of the benefits that Kanban brings to your Agile team by using a robust project management tool, such as Project Manager. ProjectManager.com offers Kanban boards within its latest release, to complement the software’s existing suite of comprehensive project management tools. Visit their website to learn more, and try out a free 30-day trial of the software. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Kris Hughes is the Senior Content Marketing Manager for Austin, Texas based project management software company ProjectManager.com where he leads the site’s social media and content initiatives. Kris has been quoted and featured on websites including Forbes.com, Huffington Post, Yahoo!, ShareThis, Tech Republic and TechTarget. last_img read more

Stena Bulk Still Waiting for Approval to Access Stena Impero

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Stena Bulk The owner of the seized tanker Stena Impero, Stena Bulk, said that the continued detainment of the vessel and its crew by the Iranian authorities “remains unacceptable and unjustifiable.”“We are maintaining limited communication with the crew onboard and although they remain in good health considering the circumstances, we continue to be concerned about their welfare given the amount of time they have been in confinement,” Erik Hanell, President and CEO, Stena Bulk said.Stena Bulk and Northern Marine Management informed that they continue to work with all appropriate authorities, including UK and other national governments, to secure the release of the crew.This has included face to face meetings with senior government representation.“We are confident this matter is being given the high priority level it warrants, and we will do everything possible to ensure the Stena Impero remains at the forefront of their agendas,” Hanell added.“On behalf of Latvian authorities, a Finnish consulate visit to the Latvian crewmember onboard the vessel took place on Saturday 3rd August. The Finnish representative advised that the crew were in good health, however the duration of their confinement remains of considerable concern to the crew.”Stena Bulk and Northern Marine Management have yet to receive an official answer from the Iranian authorities regarding their request to attend the vessel.The 46,575 cbm Stena Impero was seized by Iranian forces in what is perceived as a retaliatory measure after the UK detained a 300,000 dwt tanker on suspicion it was carrying a shipment of Iranian crude oil to Syria.Following the Stena Impero seizure, the UK urged British-flagged ships to avoid the Strait of Hormuz.,Following the Stena Impero seizure, the UK urged British-flagged ships to avoid the Strait of Hormuz.last_img read more

Edmonton mayor encourages citizens to learn about Aboriginal people

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe mayor of Edmonton is addressing fears among business people and others in his community about the city’s rising urban Aboriginal population.Edmonton is poised to become the largest Aboriginal community in Canada.As Keith Laboucan reports, the mayor’s message is people best get used to it.last_img