User Points and Planning Poker – Some Estimating Ideas From Scrum

July 10, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Scrum has some interesting ideas to overcome the perennial challenge of accurate estimating. In this article I’d like to have a look at a collection of those approaches: story points, burn-down velocities and planning poker. Scrum is generally used for software development projects, but the (read on...)



Managing Leaders: How to Deal With Dysfunctional Team Members

July 10, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

I was recently in conversation with a friend who is in the midst of some conflict within their management position. In order to better manage this conflict they’ve chosen to bring someone in to serve in a coaching/consultant capacity. This friend shared the frustration they experienced as (read on...)

Revisiting the Art of Delegation

July 10, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Early in my career, I was given the opportunity to manage a relatively small group of highly independent and talented software engineers. Prior to moving into management I was a software engineer myself and most of the engineers I managed were my peers before I became their manager. My transition (read on...)

Tackling Competition in the Market

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Businessmen all across the globe have a keen desire to survive in the competitive world of business. It is the most basic of wants of any human being to carve a niche in whichever field they specialize in. This article will help all aspiring businessmen to find out as many ways possible to (read on...)

The Difference Between Managing Small Vs Large Projects

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Believe it or not, I’ve seen discussions of this topic, how to manage small versus large projects, cause near bar room brawls in organizations. The argument is never won by anyone, and deals in an area project managers and project management organizations get into trouble and sully their (read on...)

Leadership Coaching: How To Manage Stress In The Workplace

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The key to a sound and productive life is balance. Moderation is the vital concept here wherein doings and takings are done with temperance and self control. What about stress? Stress can be had in moderation. A totally stress- free life is boring. The right kind of stress gives an added push, (read on...)

Allowing For Failure

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Over the years as a manager, I have found that most people do not like to make mistakes or fail. Mistakes are inevitable; consequently, many people spend much of their time feeling down and subconsciously ridiculing themselves when they make mistakes. In regular, one-on-one meetings with members (read on...)

Volunteers Need – How To Organize An Outdoor Movie Event

July 10, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

If you have not planned your own outdoor movie event, what goes on behind the scenes is probably a mystery for you. A ton of work goes into planning one of these events and making it a success. People are needed to perform various jobs that are essential for outdoor movie events. Let’s look (read on...)

Leadership Coaching: What Is The Right Way To Give Negative Feedback?

July 10, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Not everyone thinks alike. Each of us has different views, opinions and perceptions about issues, matters and situations. Therefore disagreements happen, and a lot of times. Disagreeing does not have to mean conflict or chaos, nonetheless. You and people you work with can disagree with each other (read on...)

Why You Need a Leadership Strategy

July 10, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Maybe the most crucial responsibilities of all senior executives in global companies is preparing a new generation of leaders that will continue and expand the strategic reach of the companies they currently head. Being ‘built to last’ needs frequent renewal, and this renewal is (read on...)

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