Monthly Archives: July 2015

“Fess Up” and Address Problems that You Cause

All of us commit mistake at times. Reasons for it vary from each person and situation but you shouldn't feel bad if you notice that it happens to you. A couple of common mistakes can lead to miscommunication and you can learn to be more conscious of what you're doing and saying. Continue reading

Straight Talk

It seems that very few people really come out with it and tell it like it is these days. Even me (i.e. "It seems...")! Continue reading

Agile 101 – Using Agile on Large Teams

The bigger the company, the bigger the challenges are for scaling Agile. However, it's not impossible. Agile principles can be applied to large, even very large, groups of people, allowing them to be more connected to their work and its impact, despite being part of a huge system. Continue reading

Five Ways to Accelerate Your Project Schedule

Accelerating project results is not complex; however, it is not typically easy to implement. After all, if accelerating project results was easy, everyone would already be focused on it. The reason it is not complex, yet isn't easy, is that there are no short cuts; instead persistence and focus will pay dividends. When these ways to success are put in place, it is possible to accelerate project results. In today's economy, those who can outpace their competition with solid results will be those who "win the race". Continue reading

Two Important Tips for Gathering Metrics

Before you dive into reports and spreadsheets, you need to define exactly what data you want to collect and analyze. Be careful not to fall into the trap of gathering an overwhelming number of metrics. You need to make sure that every metric you monitor provides actionable insight. Continue reading