Tag: Strategic

Protective Collaboration

Protective Collaboration

I was recently asked my opinion about collaboration within an organization.  Being I just completed an organizational assessment for a client, I have a fresh perspective of the topic. I was specifically asked: “Is it healthy for Scrum teams to work in a bubble protected from the business around them? Should collaboration go beyond the team?”…

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SWOT Analysis

SWOT Analysis

I’m finding myself working through a strategic planning process. I’ve known executives who would just use gut instincts when doing their strategic planning.  But when you’re dealing with someone else and their money, don’t be so gutsy.  Just do a SWOT analysis.  What does SWOT even mean!? During strategic planning, upper level managers, directors, or…

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Lead By Example

Lead By Example

I usually roll my eyes when I see those bumper stickers “My child is an Honor Student at BlaBla School”.  I get it.  This parent is proud of the academic achievements of their child.  So, forgive me as I’m going to jump on the bandwagon. I’m not excited that my son got an award at…

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Best April Fools Day Ever

Best April Fools Day Ever

On April 1, 1988, I graduated from Marine Corps boot camp.  To this day, the sights and sounds of MCRD San Diego are still vividly fresh in my head.  I joined the Marines on November 24, 1987.  One month into training, I broke my foot and was sequentially diagnosed with pneumonia (nobody said boot camp…

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