Do you know this saying, be careful what you wish for, because you may receive it? Well, I once wanted to manage a way bigger and more complex projects that I used to.
Working with people from other cultures is always a challenge. The best approach is to always assume people are great unless proven otherwise. To build bridges, be open and seek to understand before casting judgment.
Yes, you read that right. If you’re surprised, you might have listened too much to the Agile evangelists. Let’s face it: learning about so-called waterfall methods from them is basically like learning the history of Israel from the skinheads. Get some soda and popcorn, and read along, we’ll get to the bottom of this.
In short: men should be a little more like women. Women should be a little more like men. Let me explain before your imagination would take you to the ride of your life. 😉
The Night King was one of the most interesting characters in the Game of Thrones. Of course, I can’t say I condone everything he did. For instance, I don’t subscribe to his attrition strategy. It was way too Stalinists for my taste. Yet I must admit that his leadership style deserves a closer look.
Losing head during a crisis can make a bad situation catastrophic. Without one, your ability to see and hear will be compromised. What’s even more important, you won’t be able to drink coffee. It is a well-known fact that without coffee nothing can go well. Therefore, we can’t let that happen, no matter what. Other industries have some ideas about managing difficult situations. Can we learn something from them? Let’s find out.
Calendar Sclerosis is a horrible condition that is very prevalent in the contemporary workplace. This disease is an equal opportunity offender. It affects all people regardless of their sex, age, gender identity, sexual orientation or even coffee preferences. Find out if you are affected and what to do if you are.
Did you ever wonder what the kangaroo rat, watermelon, and project manager have in common? No need. Pour yourself a glass of wine, light some candles, make yourself comfortable, and have a great read.
Show me your milestone, and I’ll tell your fortune.
Wondering how to improve your sprint planning? I have a game for you. The game has 5 levels. We’ll borrow them from CMMI. Your goal is to find out, what is the highest level you have reached in real life with your scrum planning.