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The Danger of Agenda-less Meetings

I receive many meeting requests. Way too many. I decline most of them. My first pass at declining meetings are those without an agenda. I also call these cold meetings. Meetings can be valuable to: Give or elicit feedback Brainstorm solutions However, I will not attend agenda-less or cold meetings for several reasons. We need to prepare A key ingredient …

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Estimating Projects with Agile

Estimating Projects with Agile NB: Scroll to the bottom for the short version. I have a 7 year history of managing projects with Agile. Early, I failed because I didn’t practice Agile seriously. The mistakes I made early in my Agile career are still being made by numerous companies. So, here I’m giving up the “secret” of why following Agile …

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The Project Owner

One person can make a difference I’ve spent the last 13 years working in, managing, or building Agile teams. After nearly two decades in the Boston area, I’ve moved to Austin to be closer to my family. This has given me time for introspection regarding what has made certian teams more successful than others. I’ve worked with many Agile teams. …