Author: Derek Huether

Derek is an advisor on Productivity Methods, Metrics & Tools, with over two decades of experience.

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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Review of the book Angel by Jason Calacanis

Review of the book Angel by Jason Calacanis

I just finished reading and listening to Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups, a book by Jason Calacanis.  I first mentioned Jason on this blog back in 2009, when I wrote “starting is easy; finishing is hard.” Fast forward 8 years. First Thoughts First, let me say, this is a great book. I’m now…

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Agile Baltimore Meetup | April 14th, 2017

Agile Baltimore Meetup | April 14th, 2017

Another great meetup! This month, topics we discussed: Half-breed implementations where no business was included. Heuristics for determining a good user story Incorporating project managers in Scrum’ish Agile Program vs Project Scrum implementation LeSS vs SAFe Link to Agile Baltimore Facebook Page Link to Meetup Group Page Check out the image gallery!