When OKRs Become MBOs and Accountability, Part 1

I have personal and professional goals. Sometimes, I state them as objectives: complete this book, learn that thing. Those are┬ápersonal objectives. My personal objectives look like MBOs, Management By Objectives. These personal objectives contribute to my company, but they are not a corporate objective. Some of my goals are corporate objectives: release that book, build …

Applying Systems Thinking to the Issues of Software Product Development

Introduction Software product development is a difficult task. Not only is it mentally challenging, just to write and test software, but there are a number of interdependent problems when product teams attempt to create a product. Product teams have difficulties in these major areas: meeting the schedule, implementing the desired functionality, and removing enough defects …