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poison A Tale of Toxic Sponsorship

It is difficult to succeed without effective sponsorship—and almost impossible if your sponsor is toxic, as this true tale explains.

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Payson Hall
Girl Working How Agile Principles Help in a Remote Working Atmosphere

When working remotely, teams often face high risks due to lack of communication and differences. However, when implementing agile principles, even remote teams can minimize the risks of failure. 

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Tanya Kumari
The New Need for the Act of Balancing

Prioritization is a skill that helps determine when and where to balance, both professionally and personally. Balancing is important when we prioritize our choices. In fact, these two attributes are so closely tied that it is important to balance our priorities and prioritize our balance. 

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Bharathan Venka...
Test Teams Evaluation to Improve Effectiveness

Evaluating a test team member’s abilities is crucial in recognizing deficiencies within the team, and it provides an opportunity to outline a strategy to remedy the weaknesses. Selecting the proper method for evaluating the test team’s abilities is vital.

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Richard Estra
How to Run a Productive and Effective Remote Team

With remote work becoming the norm, now is a good time to consider how you can help your team do their best without causing burnout. Fortunately, remote work may actually improve productivity. After all, it's one of the factors that largely contribute to job satisfaction.

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Travis Jamison
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