Archive of Tag 'risk management'


Scrum, The Essential Agile Method for Software Development

Posted by Jeff Hayes on February 13, 2019 in Agile


Agile software development is iterative and incremental in nature as I discussed previously in Agile Methods Provide the Greatest Value to Organizations. Its earliest manifestation is probably in work performed by IBM…

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Agile Methods Provide the Greatest Value to Organizations

Posted by Jeff Hayes on January 30, 2019 in Agile


This is an introduction to agile thinking as it is realized by organizations in the process of getting things done – specifically as it relates to information technology – and to serve…

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Sales and Marketing Alignment: Creating a Stronger Company

Posted by Mike Schmidt on June 7, 2016 in Business


Having been on both sides of the desk, I’ve come to realize how critical it is for Sales & Marketing to be aligned. The reality is that, while many companies are combining…

Sales and Marketing Alignment is Necessary for Optimum Sales

Managers: The Artful Dodger

Posted by Jeff Hayes on March 25, 2011 in Quality of Life


This is the fourth article in our series entitled Managers: The Good and the Bad.  Do you happen to know any managers who CAN NOT accept responsibility for anything that happens?  Nothing pertaining…

The artful dodger never seems to be responsible for anything that happens

Managers: The Arrogant Bastard

Posted by Jeff Hayes on February 21, 2011 in Quality of Life


This is the second article in our series entitled Managers: The Good and the Bad. Poor managers like the Arrogant Bastard represent a real risk to the companies for which they work.  It…

The arrogant bastard is to be avoided

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

Of Oil Spills and Small Business

Posted by Jeff Hayes on June 25, 2010 in Business


Catastrophe, calamity, debacle, disaster — all words that can describe the ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  What started as an unfortunate event that took multiple lives and many livelihoods —…

What happens to the earth's ecosystem when all marine life is snuffed out? What happen to a business that cannot quickly recover from a disaster?