Tag: Practice

What is Fist of Five?

What is Fist of Five?

Why It doesn’t matter if I’m teaching a class or coaching a team.  When the moment comes, I need a quick way for a team to come to a decision.  Why should the team decide and not me?  From the seven standard leadership styles, I see consensus as the most appropriate for an empowered team.  If the team is not…

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Project Management Joke

Project Management Joke

So the NCI Research Fellow and the PM Blogger are having beers.  The Fellow turns to the Blogger and begins to describe the structure and function of viral RNAs and their interactions with proteins with a focus on the identification of new targets and the development of novel anticancer/antiviral strategies.  The Fellow asks the Blogger…

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When Agile is no longer agile

When Agile is no longer agile

One of the things I like about Mike Cottmeyer’s blog is he sometimes asks philosophical questions, if he knows it or not.  He posed the question, How agile is Agile? When I’ve asked vendors if they leverage Agile practices, I’ve discovered many shades of gray.  I’m sorry to say, I’ve seen people pervert the original…

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