Team Building Diagnostics

Many years ago, I bought this team building guide from Accel. At $12.99 it has paid for itself many times over. It’s remarkably helpful when identifying issues and finding solutions to the common obstacles teams face. The 129-page guide isn’t a light read but if you’re committed to building a strong and cohesive team, it … Continue reading

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November Biz Links

3 Productivity Hacks – Pluralsight I love this video, at 27 minutes, it is more of a webinar than quick tips but it’s well worth it. It covers how to consolidate your inboxes, use your schedule to your advantage and create focused time to get important to-dos off your list. I’m still working on the first … Continue reading

Business Model You – Part 4

A few years ago I spent some time learning about business modeling after reading Business Model Generation. When I spotted Business Model You by the same author on the shelves, I immediately grabbed it, it promised to be the answer to my career planning problem. Business Model You takes the exact same approach used in … Continue reading

Resource Planning

One of the most common questions I’m asked about running Agile projects and teams is how do I do resource planning. The short answer is that it’s a three or four step process; understand available time, iteration planning, release planning and then long term planning. Available Time There are a couple of things to consider … Continue reading

What I Do All Day, Really

I thought I’d mix things up a bit and do a little post on what I actually do in any given day. This month I picked a Tuesday – because I normally don’t have any meetings and it’s a day beyond the craziness that can be a Monday around here. My Morning Ritual I “Inbox … Continue reading