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Risk Project Management Schedule Risk Analysis

Building schedules for complex projects is challenging. While the results are never perfect, credible schedules are a useful communication and coordination device. Incredible schedules are a dangerous waste of time and energy that damage a project manager’s credibility and cost an enterprise a fortune.

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Payson Hall
Stethoscope Evaluating Team Health in Agile and DevOps

The importance of the human element in delivering great software is sometimes overlooked, as is the relationship between team health and team performance. Just like physical health checks, team checkups are important. Let's look at some factors that can affect team health and how you can evaluate the important metrics.

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Michael Sowers
Man in a suit pointing his finger 3 Ways Leaders Can Change a Blame Culture

If your organization has a blame culture, team members get discouraged and mistrust leaders. It focuses on pointing fingers, not coming up with solutions to move forward. To increase trust, inspire creativity, and nurture a generative culture with your team, here are three things leaders can do instead of placing blame.

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Owen Gotimer
Game pieces on a board Making a Game out of Building an Amazing Team

Games are a cost-effective and efficient way to evaluate, assess, and thus hire people with the right expertise and aptitude. It is an equally practical and powerful way to continue to develop and improve the team and individual team members. Try using games to improve your efforts to build and maintain an outstanding team.

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Bob Crews
Two agile team members on a video call and wearing face masks Team Agility in a Post-Pandemic World

COVID-19 has necessitated entirely remote environments, and people the world over have had to inspect their foundations of working, adapt to a new way of remote execution, and integrate their personal and professional lives more than before. Organizational leaders need to embrace a new outlook in four critical areas.

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Gautham Pallapa
Two goats butting heads Is It Really ‘Us vs. Them’?

Teams often view executives as being "against" them and making decisions that are clueless at best or nefarious at worst. Usually, neither is the case, but there's no way of knowing true motivations if there's no discussion. Teams and directors need to repair their communication rift. This is a tale of two perspectives.

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Payson Hall
Software designers, developers and other team members collaborating The Real Value of Cross-Functional Agile Teams

Agile teams know that cross-functional collaboration is central to the methodology, but there are often barriers to fully embracing this idea. If teams are used to handoffs, it may seem like it makes sense to maintain the status quo. Try collaborating on something small to realize the true value of cross-functional teams.

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Steve Berczuk
Computer screen showing emergency alert about the coronavirus Lessons the Software Community Must Take from the Pandemic

Due to COVID-19, organizations of all types have had to implement continuity plans within an unreasonably short amount of time. These live experiments in agility have shaken up our industry, but it's also taught us a lot of invaluable lessons about digital transformation, cybersecurity, performance engineering, and more.

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Mukesh Sharma