Posts Tagged: Leadership

Offering unlimited vacation days to your employees

When I read Atlassian offered their employees unlimited vacations days since January, it thought it made perfect sense in their case! A traditional manager would think this is the worse idea ever.  Nobody would show up to work anymore.  Why

Offering unlimited vacation days to your employees

When I read Atlassian offered their employees unlimited vacations days since January, it thought it made perfect sense in their case! A traditional manager would think this is the worse idea ever.  Nobody would show up to work anymore.  Why

The modern software architect

Working in software development means working with a lot of different technically skilled people. Those ‘IT geeks’ are still ranked by the same roles that were applied 20 years ago. Going from junior to senior developers, functional analysts, project managers,

The modern software architect

Working in software development means working with a lot of different technically skilled people. Those ‘IT geeks’ are still ranked by the same roles that were applied 20 years ago. Going from junior to senior developers, functional analysts, project managers,

Agile performance reporting – part 2: Schedule control

This blog post is the second one of the Agile Performance Reporting series.  You can read the first one here. 2. Schedule control The second controlling process of PMBOK is schedule control, which goal is to assess the current status

Agile performance reporting – part 2: Schedule control

This blog post is the second one of the Agile Performance Reporting series.  You can read the first one here. 2. Schedule control The second controlling process of PMBOK is schedule control, which goal is to assess the current status

Agile performance reporting – part 1: Scope change control

Many people think that you can’t benefit from agile if the rest of the organization hasn’t changed.  That is only true to a small degree, much less than you would think. In essence, the only organizational change that is a

Agile performance reporting – part 1: Scope change control

Many people think that you can’t benefit from agile if the rest of the organization hasn’t changed.  That is only true to a small degree, much less than you would think. In essence, the only organizational change that is a

Hahaha, our team is great!

(image by Jitendr) I’ve always been a big fan of humour.   From subtle to absurd, I can appreciate it all.  Laughter makes life more enjoyable.  This is something I come to realize more often as I grow older. Off course

Hahaha, our team is great!

(image by Jitendr) I’ve always been a big fan of humour.   From subtle to absurd, I can appreciate it all.  Laughter makes life more enjoyable.  This is something I come to realize more often as I grow older. Off course

Trust makes us lazy

You often hear about the importance of trust in organisations.  Stepping away from a command and control management style requires you to trust your team and vice versa. BUT, trust doesn’t come for free, it has to be earned. It

Trust makes us lazy

You often hear about the importance of trust in organisations.  Stepping away from a command and control management style requires you to trust your team and vice versa. BUT, trust doesn’t come for free, it has to be earned. It

When I say jump, you say how high

(image by Carl Blake) When I say jump, you say how high. This reaction from a worker to his manager gives us a lot of information about their relationship. By asking “how high”, he implies that he doesn’t question the

When I say jump, you say how high

(image by Carl Blake) When I say jump, you say how high. This reaction from a worker to his manager gives us a lot of information about their relationship. By asking “how high”, he implies that he doesn’t question the

What does a scrum master do?

A lot of clients ask me, what does a scrum master do? More and more I stop using the term scrum master. A lot of business folks have difficulties with the terminology and job description found in literature. I believe what

What does a scrum master do?

A lot of clients ask me, what does a scrum master do? More and more I stop using the term scrum master. A lot of business folks have difficulties with the terminology and job description found in literature. I believe what