Posts Tagged ‘ project management ’

Leading Voice: Scotty Bevill on Clarity, Part 1 of 2
Finding ourselves in the same town, multi-talented coach (i.e., personal, agile, business) extraordinaire Scotty Bevill answered a few of my questions about his current focus -- clarity. As you watch and listen, ask yourself what clarity -- or lack of it -- does for you? (more…)

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Posted on 03/13/2013 01:02 am | 1 Comment
 
How to Bring Down Any Team in 4 Easy Steps Without Even Trying
Everyone says they want to be on a winning team. And nobody ever says they want to be on a lousy team. So how come we end up on frustrating teams much of the time? Here are the steps you can take to make sure that being on your teams remain the worst, most frustrating experiences ever. Master each of...

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Posted on 02/03/2011 01:00 am | 13 Comments
 
Improve Teamwork Success by Applying the Principle of Transactional and Relational Exchanges
I developed the following model to communicate the essence of partnering between any two entities, whether people or groups, and whether external or internal to an organization: Partnering = Exchange + Expansion + Integrity Let's look at collaborating across boundaries -- or what is frequently called partnering -- and the first of three keys to sustainable partnering across any boundary:...

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Posted on 12/14/2010 12:35 am | No Comments
 
Why Team Member Motivation Is More Important Than Technical Skills
In my post How to Build Effective, Successful Management Teams a few weeks ago I mentioned that project teams are the most straight-forward teams in which to develop high-performance dynamics because they fit the classic laboratory definition of a team. Today, I want to talk more about why motivation is more important than technical skills in predicting team effectiveness. My...

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Posted on 12/07/2010 12:42 am | 10 Comments
 
Learning from Problems is the Key to Great Leadership
An important theme across agile project management discussions is how critical dealing with reality is -- discovering the truth about code, customer, competition, control, or calendar, and acting on it quickly. To sum it up: speed and relevance are key and the essence of agility. Investing in systems to collect, store, and forward information is not the problem -- the...

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Posted on 09/24/2010 04:30 am | 3 Comments
 
 
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