Category: Leadership

Opinions on leadership and management

The Hawthorne Effect

The Hawthorne Effect

The Hawthorne Effect was first conceptualized after studies conducted in the 1920s and 1930s at Western Electrical Company’s Hawthorne Works in Chicago. Researchers were trying to study ways to improve productivity. In order to carry out these studies, the researchers worked with various groups of employees and implemented various […]

Stop Overthinking User Stories

Stop Overthinking User Stories

First things first, nothing in Agile requires the use of user stories. They aren’t required anywhere. They are a tool, Agile doesn’t really define tools. Tools are useful only when they are useful and not hindering your progress or driving you insane trying to use them. User stories […]

DSDM Program Management Roles

DSDM Program Management Roles

The Roles of a DSDM Program *To see the roles of a DSDM Project: DSDM Project Management Roles and Responsibilities Business Program Owner Business Change Owner Program Manager Program Technical Architect Program Change Architect Project Teams Stakeholder Engagement Co-ordinator Change Agents Program Support Office Specialists Role Levels and Categories […]

Emotional Bias

Controlling Your Personal Bias

If I told you we have found a great solution to help reduce criminal recidivism and it would cost taxpayers nothing, plus save taxpayers money by housing fewer criminals over time; I imagine most of you reading this would be interested in putting this solution into effect. What […]

Scrum Project Planning

Scrum Project Life Cycle

While Scrum’s target is in product development, Scrum often gets used within project management. The goal of a project is to create a unique product, so Scrum shouldn’t have too many issues being modified for a project – although it may require some additional considerations. Before choosing to […]

Information Radiators

Information Radiators and Virtual Teams

An information radiator displays information in a place where passersby can see it. With information radiators, the passersby don’t need to ask questions; the information simply hits them as they pass. – Alistair Cockburn Information radiators are used to help provide transparency by conveying information visually. The general […]