By taking a step back and “standing down” my team’s StandUp meeting, I was able to re-assess it, and then build on the traditional Agile Methodology to make it a more effective tool for my team. As a result, I turned around my team’s perception of the concept and improved their performance. If your StandUps are bland or dreaded, try incorporating this new approach to your StandUp and invite feedback from your team to see if they like it. It can bond teams and improve their performance if you dare to innovate.
Acting as the Scrum Master for a financial content publisher of the digital product team, we were set up to run on a monthly Sprint to match our major release timeline. We practiced the traditional Scrum ceremonies to the book for the most part. When we groomed our product backlogs and planned our Sprints, we were…
When considering changes to make to your work environment, there are 3 key objectives that you want to achieve. You want to make the space as functional as possible, to inspire creativity and collaboration, and promote wellness. Here are some ideas that help promote those goals.
Did you know that only 55% of change management initiatives meet their initial objectives, while only 25% of change management initiatives are able to sustain gains from their change management initiatives over the long term.
Learn 6 tactics on how to effectively sustain change in your organization with change management expert Rebecca Bennett.
We all think we can communicate well enough to get our point across, naturally. But can you successfully manage the communication on a project within your team and between teams internally and externally? Having an effective communication model can be the glue to maintaining smooth flowing workflows.
Budget cuts and “Re-Orgs.” It happens at all companies. No one is immune. So the best thing to do is to prepare not for the “if,” but “when.” When your department gets cut in half, here are some tips on how to stay afloat and reach to new heights.
Over the past decade, and more so in the past few years, trends in “Re-orgs” have emerged that should be taken note of. Use this list as a reference to take proactive measures to guide your company in the right direction before they guide you out the door.
Welcome to the life of an entrepreneur. As glamorous as it sounds, there are a lot of hidden unknowns along the way to stress you out and second guess yourself. It is not for the faint of heart. Here are recommendations for frustrated entrepreneurs to get through those tough times.