Is Amazon your White Walker Army?

It seems that I keep hearing more and more about Amazon entering big markets. Each time I learn of a new strategy I think to myself - "Well, that should be it." And, then comes another one ... Jeff Bezos must be keeping executives up at night. Actually, I might be wrong about that as they first must accept that Amazon is a threat. Once this threat…

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Estimation, Estimation Accuracy and Decision Making

There is no way around Estimation and Decision Making in business. Lean and Agile blend the art and science of estimation, estimation accuracy and decision making. This article will explore how to approach these concepts by combining several areas of best practices all into one context. A list of the major areas of influence can be found at the end…

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Workflow Maximization - Order Matters

Software delivery is a risky business for large organizations. Over the last few years best practices are combining concepts from several disciplines such as Lean and Agile in an attempt to deliver more value to the marketplace while keeping costs in check. As the saying goes - nothing new under the sun. All the buzzwords have been around for a lon…

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How to Sell - Is Does Mean

This is was one of the best sales education I ever heard received. The thing is - I was not at a sales training or seminar. I am not even in a sales role (arguably everyone is, but that's a different topic). The education came over an impromptu gathering - in my neighborhood there is an expectation of what I would call social serendipity. I found m…

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Heath Brothers on Team Dysfunction - An Agile Perspective

In the end, this is all about people. I recently read somewhere that people make up teams. People make up companies. Right or wrong, people have emotions. This also means that emotions will play a part in teams and in decision making. Companies struggle to define team behavior and ultimately the aggregate measurement of many teams creates a cultur…

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Real Team Work - When you just can't do it alone

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The image above is just not possible to create with one individual. Great accomplishments in business, science and government are the same. Sure, we know this already, but why do will still struggle with generating great team performance? Team work is a major constant in business, but it still remains very elusive for most managers, leaders and co…

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