Monthly Archives: September 2014

Outcomes Over Outputs

When you plan an event, what are you more concerned about?  The outputs or the outcomes?  At face value, these may seem to be the same thing, but are they? Think about a soccer team involved a soccer match.  The … Continue reading

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I’m a Manager, I Manage People

Ok, stop.  I mean it.  Stop this moment. Is a manager supposed to manage people?  NO. You, dear manager, are supposed to focus on creating an environment that enables people to excel at their job.  I’m not making this up. … Continue reading

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Appearances Can Be Deceiving

I’m a Theory Y guy.  I may be näive in my outlook but I’m just a Theory Y guy.  I believe that most (not many) people want to do a good job wherever they are.  So what do we do … Continue reading

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I’m a Manager, I Fix Problems

Well depending on what type of organization you are trying to help create, that could be a problem. For business agility via Agile or Lean methods (remember methods are NOT the goal) to be highly successful in an organization, the organization must … Continue reading

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If You Choose Agile, Do It!

I feel like I may get some pushback for what follows but here it goes…. (You can apply the following to Lean, Kanban, Theory Of Constraints etc etc). You don’t have embrace the Agile approach to software development.  I’m yet … Continue reading

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Let The Team Decide

I tweeted the following on Twitter last night. why does a group of users who are not doing the work standardize what tools the workers should use? — Eb (@eikonne) September 7, 2014 One of the things that grinds my … Continue reading

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