"Your actions speak so loudly I can't hear your words." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
In part one of this post, I introduced the management concept VUCA, which stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity.
Traditionally, strategy and strategic alignment are viewed as a deliberate process. An organization’s governing body determines the vision and mission. Then, along with executive management, the governing body crafts a strategy to move the organization toward achieving that vision.
“He knew the precise psychological moment when to say nothing” - Oscar Wilde, The picture of Dorian Gray
Early in May social media started buzzing over the tragedy of the “Fyre Festival” in the Bahamas. Scheduled over two weekends in late April and early May, it was billed as a luxury music festival including “yachts, private jets, models, musical acts, and gourmet food”. Tickets for the Fyre festival cost between $1k and $125K.
When talking about Scrum, people often imagine the picture above: framework and its roles, artifacts, and events.
The PMP® (Project Management Professional) certification from the Project Management Institute is well acknowledged among project management professionals and across industries. The exam is based on A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).
Let's set the scene: You're involved in bringing Scrum to your department or team. Unfortunately, as circumstances would dictate, you're unable to start your first sprint for a few days or weeks. Where do you begin? This is a challenge many can face, particularly in larger organizations. Of course, during this interim period, the team still has an opportunity to introduce Agile thinking by using the Daily Scrum.
The measurement of employee performance and productivity is extremely important to most business owners. This valuable metric allows a business to make informed decisions regarding their staff and their value to the company. Companies who lack a formal evaluation process could be missing the mark, losing revenue and failing to properly motivate their teams.