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Teams

By: Debbie Madden

July 25th, 2017

The Mythical Man-Month Is True for On Time Projects Too

Teams | Agile/XP

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.

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By: Madelyn Freed

May 16th, 2017

How to Avoid Last Minute Missed Deadlines

Teams

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.

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By: Debbie Madden

May 4th, 2017

Great Company Cultures Are Not Accidents

Teams

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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By: Michael Nunez

May 2nd, 2017

[Podcast] The Rabbit Hole Episode 05: Retrospectives

Teams | News | Agile/XP

A new episode of The Rabbit Hole is now live!

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By: Michael Nunez

April 26th, 2017

[Podcast] The Rabbit Hole Episode 03: Planning Meetings

Teams | News | Agile/XP

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.

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By: Benjamin Blair

April 18th, 2017

Stride's 4th Annual Ski Trip to Plattekill Mountain

Teams | News

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:

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By: Madelyn Freed

April 12th, 2017

How to Tell When No One Trusts Each Other at a Company

Teams

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?

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By: Debbie Madden

April 4th, 2017

Equal Pay Isn’t Just Lip Service - It’s What You Do When No One’s Looking

Teams

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.

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