Author: Derek Huether

Derek is an advisor on Productivity Methods, Metrics & Tools, with over two decades of experience.
Estimation and Meeting Sprint Commitments

Estimation and Meeting Sprint Commitments

In this episode of SoundNotes, Dave Prior and Derek Huether respond to a couple questions from students who have taken a LeadingAgile CSM and/or CSPO class over the past couple months. Here are the questions they will address in this short video podcast: Question 1: My team seems to have a problem with estimating and…

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8 Domains Executives should Plan and Coordinate

8 Domains Executives should Plan and Coordinate

Planning and Coordinating use Agile PPM tools Executives are responsible for maintaining the structure of the organization and supporting the mechanisms that enable the flow of value across many teams. To that, executives should plan and coordinate across major organizational domains. Though I believe there are eight domains which executives should be planning and coordinating in, I’m not…

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Getting Clarity

Getting Clarity

I believe the number one reason for failure or waste is a lack of clarity or understanding. If you getting clarity on something, it gives you the freedom to decide if you want to do it or not.  If something is ambiguous, you may agree in principle but you don’t know what you’re really getting…

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Know your metrics and driven behaviors

Know your metrics and driven behaviors

Everyone at your company should understand which metrics drive the business, and what behaviors they encourage. That’s what Joe Nigro, CEO of energy company Constellation, said in a 2016 Harvard Business Review article.  He went on to say, “Everyone needs to know how each metric fits into the big picture…why and how we’re measuring something, and…

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