10 “Don’ts” to a Better Workplace – 5. Don’t Allow Mavericks

“That’s not our job.” “We have to find out who’s responsible!” “He can do that, he’s been here long enough and knows what he’s doing.” These and others are things we’ve likely all heard in our workplace, and too many companies downplay or ignore these situations with attitudes like “It’s just the way it’s always been […]

10 “Don’ts” to a Better Workplace – 4. Don’t Allow Title Abuse

“That’s not our job.” “We have to find out who’s responsible!” “He can do that, he’s been here long enough and knows what he’s doing.” These and others are things we’ve likely all heard in our workplace, and too many companies downplay or ignore these situations with attitudes like “It’s just the way it’s always been …

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10 “Don’ts” to a Better Workplace – 3. Don’t Misuse “Agile”

“That’s not our job.” “We have to find out who’s responsible!” “He can do that, he’s been here long enough and knows what he’s doing.” These and others are things we’ve likely all heard in our workplace, and too many companies downplay or ignore these situations with attitudes like “It’s just the way it’s always been …

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What’s more important, process or “getting things done”?

"The process" gets a bad rap, not only by the people subject to the process, but by those who should "know better" as well. All too often process is viewed as a necessary evil at best, and an unnecessary, counterproductive burden at worst. Even worse is the idea that "agility" and "process" are somehow at …

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What IS Agile, Anyway? Flexibility vs Definition

Since I'll be talking about Agile a lot on this blog, a good place to start would be to define exactly what Agile is, and what it isn't. I won't go into too much detail on Agile's roots, there are many other fine places you can get that level of detail. The basics are that …

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