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Need to Learn More About the Work You’re Doing? Spike It!

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014

In a recent estimation workshop, one of the participants asked, “How do we estimate something we’ve never done before?” “Is it a feature...

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Keys to Chartering an Agile Project

Posted by on Mar 30, 2014

When you’re a project manager for a traditional project, it’s easy to write a project charter. You can sit in your office and write it...

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Management Myth 25: Performance Reviews Are Useful

Posted by on Mar 29, 2014

Bill popped his head into Jan’s office as he was leaving for the evening. “Jan, do you have a minute? I have to do performance reviews...

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Management Myth 26: It’s Fine to Micromanage

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014

Sharon poked her head into Heath’s cubicle. “Hey, Heath, are you done yet with that fix?” Heath turned around. “Sharon, you asked me that...

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Management Myth 24: People Don’t Need External Credit

Posted by on Dec 17, 2013

“Robert, do you have a minute?” Cheryl, the development manager, stood at her director’s door. “Sure, let me save this.” Robert stopped...

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Management Myth 23: You Can Manage Any Number of People as a Manager

Posted by on Nov 19, 2013

“Cindy, I need to add three more people to your team.” Patrick, the CTO, leaned in the doorway. He turned, about to walk away....

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