Category Archives: Change and Behavior

Global Software Development — Training the New Team

Getting back to the previous thread about building global teams. As you assemble the new team, one of the first, and most important activities will be to get the new team ready. Consider the following: Hire people with the right skills … Continue reading

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Innovation Redux — fitting the corporate world

I happened across an interesting article in the Harvard Business Review (stop me before I “innovate” again) this morning. The author’s premise seemed to be that everyone is so anxious to declare themselves as innovators that they lay claim to … Continue reading

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Awesome

Been away for a while. Not that I’ve vanished, but somehow stopped blogging for a bit. I was looking for something interesting on the internet the other day. This is kind of like my digital version of wandering around the … Continue reading

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SCRUM and the Brain — Why Agile Development Works

I just finished reading a great book about how our cranial physiology impacts our behavior and ability to think and interact effectively. The book is called “Your Brain at Work” by David Rock. I enjoyed reading it and found a … Continue reading

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Emotions Rule — Regardless of Facts

Ran into an interesting post by Seth Godin that got me thinking (yeah, that can be dangerous). Regardless of the amount of data, many, if not most decisions people make have more to do with how they feel about things … Continue reading

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Tribal Knowledge – People as Pack Animals

People do what people do. Mostly, with those around them. I recall once getting coerced into running in a charity 5k race (being a good dad, I thought that was the thing to do with my then 14-year-old son). I trained … Continue reading

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Do Measurements Matter? (does a watched pot boil?)

There’s long been a debate about the role of metrics in software development organizations. There was the old adage that went “If its important, then its important enough to measure.” More recently, one of the proponents of that mantra, Tom … Continue reading

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Risky Business

Be warned…. More ramblings to follow. I’m finding this is a good outlet for thinking. If you find it interesting, or have some good thoughts to add of your own, please feel free to comment! Sometimes I wonder…. one of … Continue reading

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