Archive of Tag 'productivity'


Dev Team Performance: Rudimentary Skills

Posted by Jeff Hayes on May 8, 2020 in Agile


Before we get back to our discussion on scrum team performance, let’s take a look at a real world example of how agile works versus how waterfall works (or doesn’t). Coronavirus and…

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Scrum Team Performance: Overview

Posted by Jeff Hayes on March 6, 2020 in Agile


Who benefits from a scrum team that is formed with a clear understanding of the rules, roles, events and artifacts of scrum, accelerates its productivity in the short term, and continues to…

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What is DevOps and Why Should I Care?

Posted by Erin Quick-Laughlin on April 9, 2019 in Agile


Are there bits and pieces of your company that suffer from “Never been done before, and therefore not a viable option for us?” The operations best practice entitled DevOps may fall into…

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Visual Storytelling: Illustration or Photography?

Posted by Scott Alberts on February 15, 2016 in Digital Marketing


“Seeing is believing.” “A picture is worth a thousand words.”   Photography can be stunning and eye-catching and, occasionally, even free. Yes, photography can certainly document a story. But an illustration can…

Visual storytelling example by Scott Alberts

Thus Spake Google: How Wagging the Dog is Working for the Rest of Us

Posted by Jeff Hayes on April 30, 2014 in Technology


Google has become one of the most successful companies in history, in part due to its ability to tell us who we are.  Asking metaphorically, Is Google a prophet? Can it predict…

People everywhere are 'wagging the dog' by what they search for.

ROI of Culture on IT Alignment

Posted by Jeff Hayes on July 31, 2012 in Agile


What does culture — that quality in groups of people that govern what we believe and how we behave — have to do with “getting things done”? And by extension, what does…

How Does One Measure the ROI of Culture on IT Alignment?

Technology Alignment in a Global Context

Posted by Jeff Hayes on May 20, 2012 in Agile


During a recent trip to Japan I found several examples of how culture plays a role in the success of certain types of business. So dramatic are some of the differences between…

Technology alignment can be a great benefit to companies of every size.

Part I: The Five Types of Toxic Coworkers

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on February 27, 2011 in Quality of Life


We’re all just trying to make a living and it helps to have friends who all get along — but some people are particularly adept at making it worse than it has…

The five types of toxic coworker: Identify and beware

Managers: The Innovator

Posted by Jeff Hayes on February 8, 2011 in Quality of Life


As promised in the introduction to this series of articles about Managers: The Good and the Bad, we’ll focus firstly on “The Innovator”. Innovators are those leaders who can easily view the…

The innovator is sometimes a better leader than manager

Managers: The Good and the Bad

Posted by Jeff Hayes on January 13, 2011 in Quality of Life


Managers come in all shapes and sizes; they come in all races and creeds and in both genders; with numerous strengths and weaknesses; with each of the temperaments defined by the Myers-Briggs…

Good Managers Have a Few Things in Common