Protective Collaboration

collaboration-execution

I was recently asked my opinion about collaboration within an organization.  Being I just completed an organizational assessment for a client, I have a fresh perspective of the topic. I was specifically asked: “Is it healthy for Scrum teams to work in a bubble protected from the business around them? Should collaboration go beyond the team?” There are two common threads […]






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Say Goodbye to that Expensive Meeting

Wow

Back in August (2010) I wrote about attending a $17,904 meeting.  It was painful to watch the PMO have a 3 hour meeting every month that seemed to cost so much but deliver so little value.  As a follow-up post, I wrote about the value proposition for the expensive meeting. I am happy to report that the meeting in question has been […]






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Office of Zombie Personnel Management

You can talk to a zombie but don't expect them to listen

A few days ago, we had a snow storm come through the Washington DC area.  Just a few hours before it hit, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced Federal Employees should depart 2 HOURS earlier than their normal departure time from work.  Unfortunately, if you were anyone in the Washington DC metro area and you left 2 hours earlier, […]






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