Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Shortest Distance

“All complex systems that work evolved from simpler systems that worked.” – John Gall; Gall’s Law We’re always looking for ways to get better and faster at what we do. I was thinking the other day about how in Geometry … Continue reading

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Priority Consideration Table

It can be difficult when trying to determine which project should get priority over another. If left up to business leaders, they would all get priority. I’ve actually seen instances where different business units could not come to an agreement … Continue reading

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Nerf Wars!

I was recently taking  a training class across town. During the class the instructor said, “Oh, at about three o’clock the room next to us will have a nerf gun war. So, sorry if they get loud.” Most of us … Continue reading

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Prioritization between projects

The most efficient way to prioritize projects and complete the work is one item at a time. See the below diagram for further explanation: This diagram was borrowed from the book “Scrum” by Jeff Sutherland (which I highly recommend). The … Continue reading

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Team Health Check

This is an idea that leaders can use to gauge the overall health of a team. This should NOT be used in a negative way such as comparing one team to another or making a team feel bad for having … Continue reading

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