Monthly Archives: November 2013

We already do Scrum, but what is this thing called Kanban?

Originally posted on The art of lean management:
“In Scrum we <insert Scrum practice here>, would we still do that if we switched to Kanban?” Occasionally I’m approached by people curious about Kanban, and more often than not they are…

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Bonny Eagle Robotics Team step ahead in national competition

Originally posted on Maine DOE Newsroom:
STANDISH – Bonny Eagle Robotics Team (A.K.A. BERT) announced today that they are currently in second place in a national competition for their team’s “First Foot” engineering concept about a shoe that collects and…

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Which is Better? A Budget with “Challenge” or a Budget with “Reserve”?

Originally posted on Musings on Effective Management:
In the defense contracting world budgeting is typically done under a rigorous “earned value management system” (EVMS) that usually includes keeping aside 10% of the budget for use as a “management reserve”.  This can…

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More on Delegation: Micro-management and “Hands-On” Management Style

Originally posted on AnyaWorkSmart:
After talking to people about my post on Delegation I decided to expand the discussion to other related issues in Management that everybody knows about, but the general understanding remains vague, preventing fruitful actions. Today I…

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On Leadership and Agile Thinking

Originally posted on Linked 2 Leadership:
In a March 2013 Forbes article titled “The Five Dimensions of Learning-Agile Leaders,” Kevin Cashman stipulates that: “To succeed in our volatile, complex, ambiguous world, we have no choice but to master our ability to…

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The Paralysis of Analysis

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How to Give Negative Feedback without Sounding like a Jackass

Originally posted on Confessions of a Change Agent:
Yesterday I posted how to receive negative feedback without totally freaking out, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized how much I hate giving negative feedback, because, let’s…

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Get Rid of Performance Reviews!!!

Originally posted on .: Luis Gonçalves :.:
Hi guys, last week I wrote a post that was quite polemic and got a lot of attention. I wrote about an elimination of managers in our organisations performing an usual old management style.…

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Something Better than Results

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How to Spot and Overcome Manipulation

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