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Workplace Methods & Frameworks
My Ideal Corporate Culture and Work Environment. Also, my “plan of attack” to get things done from a Home Office, as an “on-site twice per week” (mostly) Remote Worker
The Scrum Guide™
… “The Definitive Guide to Scrum: The Rules of the Game”
For any organization bigger than “The 2 Pizza Rule” (below), this is a desirable framework for work
… a good introduction, presented in the context of software development
Kanban vs Scrum – a practical guide [PDF]
… or here is the Latest Version (still Free but Registration Required)
“I hope this article will clarify both tools by comparing them to each other, so you can figure out how these might come to use in your environment.”
Identify opportunities for improvement
Discuss them within a team and/or with a supervisor
Test and implement the idea, evaluating its impact
Document what was done
Share what was done and recognize people
When you’re not the manager 'type,’ how do you move up the corporate ladder?
What I am looking for is a fulfilling career, where I am able to make a difference over the next 20 to 25 years, and I make enough to take care of myself in a reasonable manner. So if we can put the corporate ladder aside, this explanation of a working partnership
with positions as either Management
or Profession Expert
is the best introduction to this concept that I have seen.
… to successfully reinvent a Corporate Hierarchy as a Co-operative Organization of Employees:
and How It Works
… as a 3rd alternative
to conventional top-down or progressive bottom-up approaches
“Holacracy is a radically different management system that changes how an organization is structured, how decisions are made, and how power is distributed.”
The Unexpected Downsides to Running a Lean Team
I have seen this for the past decade at small Non-Profits and Charities. If an organization can explain how they plan to recruit/hire/onboard the necessary staffing levels
− to accomplish what they have set out to do − that is an organization I would want to work at.
A Simple Rule to Eliminate Useless Meetings
“ … we have essentially eliminated the presentation. In lieu of that, we ask that materials that would typically have been presented during a meeting be sent out to participants at least 24 hours in advance so people can familiarize themselves with the content. … With the presentation eliminated, the meeting can now be exclusively focused on generating a valuable discourse … and perhaps most importantly, having a meaningful debate.”