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Winning With Agile

The Agile methodology has a lot of pros and cons.  In fact, it is one of the most common argument/discussions I have with a mentor of mine.  He likes to point out (correctly in most instances) that the Agile approach skips out on important design.  It causes a lot of re-work because of that lack of up-front design.  This re-work is only partially a problem.  The Agile method assumes that changes will come during the implementation of a project.  Instead of …

Making 2018 Your Best Year Yet

The beautiful thing about a new year is that it gives us an excellent milestone for change.  Of course, there are always resolutions to make this the best year ever.  However, we will look beyond declarations.  This article presents a more intentional approach to improvement based on thoughtful consideration.  We are not just picking a popular trend and jumping on or an obvious, but broad, improvement. Careful Assessment The first step in planning our best year is to assess where we are. …

Holiday Productivity – Make Use of Your Time

Holidays are often busy.  We flip between travel, vacation busyness, and gatherings of all sorts.  This leads to very little of substance getting done in our professional lives.  We have earned our vacation or Holiday and feel like its ok to fall behind.  Unfortunately, this often leads to a few hectic days when we return that leave us exhausted and longing for another vacation.  This sad situation does not need to happen.  We can use the dead time that often occurs …