Scrum Archive

  • work interruptions

    Productivity Series — Avoiding Interruptions to Improve Personal Bandwidth

    I mentioned the other day that I am looking for a new job in project management. I sat down with an executive management team the other day for an interview and as we talked, most of the individuals who were participating in the discussion identified […]

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  • Get stuff done

    The Main Role of a Project Manager — Getting Stuff Done

    Getting stuff done. I know it is a little simplistic and broad, but it seems to be one of the biggest problems facing most project managers right now. I have told you guys I am currently looking for a new job in project management — […]

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  • Toxic team members

    Changing Toxic Behaviors of Members of Your Project Team

    If you spend enough time in business, eventually you will have someone on your team who exhibits what some people call “toxic” behaviors in the work place. While there are many ways to define toxic behaviors, I am going with the classic B school definition […]

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  • conflict management

    Turning Enemies into Allies — Conflict Management

    Conflict management is at the heart of the job description of any project manager. Turning your enemies into allies takes this important practice a step further, which I think is a skill that everyone should have and be able to practice, especially when your team […]

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  • Project Management

    The Goal by Eliyahu Galdratt — the Best Business Book You Haven’t Read

    I just finished reading The Goal by Eli Goldratt — I don’t usually review books here at epm.com because I figure you can get decent reviews on Amazon.com. I usually will embed a book recommendation in a post about a particular topic instead of actually […]

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  • Daily Scrum

    Scrum Meeting Tips and Strategies

    One of the more effective tools that are included in the Scrum methodology is the Daily Stand-Up Meeting. I wanted to put together a quick guide on how to assure this 15 minute meeting is both effective and efficient. The Daily Stand-Up, or daily Scrum, […]

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