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I love the book The Mythical Man-Month by Fred Brooks. It explains that adding more people to a late software project only serves to makes it later.
Last week, a CEO asked me a great question. His tech team told him they would be missing their delivery date, which was the very next day. He was obviously frustrated. He wanted to know how this sort of last minute “oh by the way we’re going to miss tomorrow’s deadline” scenario could be avoided.
I’m continuously surprised with all the false mystery surrounding company culture. Great company cultures aren’t accidents, they aren’t mysteries. Great company cultures are systematic, iterative and worked on day in and day out by great teams. If you want to build and maintain a strong company culture, start here:
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Episode 03 of “The Rabbit Hole” is now live! In this week’s podcast, our panelists Peter Lye, David Anderson, Michael Sully, and William Jefferies will discuss planning meetings for agile teams.
In mid-February, I walked into a room to grab a snack. One of my colleagues, we’ll call him William, was telling me that he wanted to go on this ski trip his friends were organizing. The dialog went like this:
Here's an easy test. Do you have a regular status meeting with several teams? The kind where you go around the table, giving updates? Next time you have one, notice if anyone ever gives bad news from their teams. Does anyone ever say they missed a deadline or misunderstood something?
Twice in my career, I’ve left jobs because of gender discrimination resulting in unequal pay. One time I quit. The other time I got fired.