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Herding Cats

In the project management world, everyone is selling something to solve some problem. This includes product vendors, consulting firms, and internal …

Project Management

Agile And The Learning Culture | 101 Ways

<i>This content is syndicated from Ryn "The Guardian" Melberg by Rynmelberg. To view the original post in full, click here.</i><p><b>Agile And The Learning Culture</b><p>…

Project Management

Resolving Conflict on Distributed Teams

Interpersonal conflict on distributed teams can be devastating. If you are in conflict with someone else on a distributed team, there are a number of …

Project Management

The Hybrid Solution

Implementing a hybrid methodology can be more effective and useful to your project needs, because traditional approaches can sometimes be too heavy …

Project Management

Our Ancient Attraction to Focus

<b>The Focused Tribe</b>The Himba people of northwestern Namibia are semi-nomadic sheep and cattle herders that have largely avoided contact with modern …

How to Add the Right Amount of Detail to User Stories

This blog post refers to a four-part series of videos on overcoming challenges with user stories. Topics covered are conducting story-writing …

User Stories

How to Turn Negative Employee Feedback into Something Positive

CEO of Teamwork.com Peter Coppinger discusses the process of learning to improve from negative employee feedback and what the results of the …

Employee Engagement

6 Ways to Make Your Post-Mortem Meetings More Productive

Productive post-mortem meetings can help your agency build stronger workflows, retain clients and gain more referrals—here’s our 6 favorite ways to …

Project Management

As a Leader – Do You Believe in You? Story, Tips and a Funny Video

I am in the process of writing my first book, “You Are The Team – 6 Simple Ways Teammates Can Go From Good To Great!” You can find more information …

Writing

Avoiding the Blame Game with International Teams

Leading international teams is always a challenge, especially when things go wrong. How do you keep everyone focused on the positive and avoid …

Project Management

Herding Cats

In the estimating business, like many things in project management, there is confusion about principles, practices, and processes. And sometimes even …

Data Science

Elon Musk on the 1 Creative Skill Every Founder Needs Now

Learn how he used to it focus PayPal, Tesla, and Tesla Energy.<p>Imagine Elon Musk, globally revered as one of the greatest living entrepreneurs, sits down with you. What's the one creative skill he'd suggest you learn to be the best founder you can be? Chances are, it's how to ask the right …

New York Times

User Stories Best and Worst Practices

For Training, Coaching, and Consulting engagements, please contact me for details on how I can help your organization.<p>Summary<p>This presentation got …

User Stories

How to Respond to Negative Employee Feedback

CEO of Teamwork.com Peter Coppinger discusses the one feedback question himself and co-founder Daniel Mackey asked their team, and what they did when …

Project Management

6 Mistakes with Remote Project Teams

Whether you work from home, have an international project team or simply want to stay current, take the time to sharpen your work with remote teams. …

Project Management

Virtual Team Strategies

Are you a virtual leader of diverse teams and multiple projects across various time zones? Let's review what defines a virtual team, along with …

Project Management

Project Management for Non-PMs

There are a lot of people who work on projects, but usually only a few project managers. How do you help the non-PMs understand project …

Project Management

Scrum agile project management: The smart person's guide

This is your go-to guide on scrum, a popular agile project management framework. You'll learn scrum terminology, how to use the methodology in …

The Practice of One Thing at a Time

There’s a Japanese term, “ichigyo-zammai,” that basically means full concentration on a single act.<p>Sunryu Suzuki described this practice in his book, …

Meditation

Retrospective – The Meeting You Should NEVER Skip If You Are Serious About Success

I know I know… You hate meetings. You despise them. They are awful. They are a time waster – a time you could have used for doing actual work …

Project Management

What is the best way to motivate Team members?

Stop doing things that demotivate people! Seriously…there are a lot of silly things that people are expected to endure in big companies that are …

Employee Engagement

5 Product Development Questions

A little kanban with your morning coffee.<p>I like using kanban boards to think about product development questions. I like kanban boards because they …