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Progress & Performance (25)
Blog Post 800

Blog Post #800

Sometimes you don’t need statistics.
Sometimes you don’t need retrospectives.
Sometimes you don’t need supe...

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No Ingrese Su Tarjeta

No Ingrese Su Tarjeta

The happiness of people doesn’t necessarily lead to improvement of their work.

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Measure Everything, Conclude Nothing

Measure Everything, Conclude Nothing

I checked my blog statistics last week. In December my blog had 12,179 unique visitors, while it had only 10,365 readers in November. Tha...

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Just Enough Estimates

#JustEnoughEstimates

Big estimates and commitments are not safe-to-fail, but having no estimates or commitments is unworkable. When I made my breakfast this m...

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Optimize Potential, Not Progress

Optimize Your Potential, Not Your Progress

If personal development never happens as planned, why bother? There are many things wrong with performance appraisals, but one aspect th...

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Let’s Measure Something Meaningless

Imagine that the government decided an intake of 2.500 calories per day should be the maximum for each person, regardless of age, gender,...

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Management Dysfunction: Measuring Happiness

I recently had a group of employees from one company who said their management was trying to measure and improve people’s happiness. Ma...

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Eating Elephants

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. My Big Projects I started working on my third book. It requires a significant amount of r...

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8 Tips for Performance Metrics

Performance metrics are important. At school, in sports, and in the arts, people want to know how well they are doing. They get grades fo...

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One At a Time (guest post)

This is a guest post by Stephen Bailey. Stephen lives in South Africa, and he has been a C++ Developer for 10 years, and a team leader of...

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About Project Success and Failure

Last week I got a number of interesting questions from Vassili Kurman, who is researching project success and failure. Vassili agreed tha...

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Burn Your Burn-down Charts

In many articles on Scrum, the traditional burn-down chart is still depicted as the preferred method for displaying progress in a sprint ...

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