Category: Management

Promotion vs. Prevention

And now it comes down to how the PM directs their team: Either by focusing on the final goal, identifying possibilities and taking risks in attaining that goal, or by making sure that the product managing process is taken care

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On perceptions and paradigms as constraints

Good literature has this habit of turning assumptions on its head, explaining the limitations of perceptions and the ways in which we, as humans, maintain artificial sets of constraints even though we might be trying to fight those same obstacles.

Building the civilized workplace

Building the civilized workplace The workplace jerk definition I use is this: do people feel oppressed, humiliated, de-energized, or belittled after talking to an alleged jerk? In particular, do they feel worse about themselves? If your potential colleagues are self-centered,

Dead of a SaaS

The rumors of the potential demise of SaaS seem to be exaggerated. True, there is a glut of companies, and the current business model doesn’t seem to give space to consolidation of services and customers. The traditional providers of business

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we googled you

google. lower case google: you get more brand recognition and mind share by being a verb, not a brand: air is free, yet we all breath it. Now, to the point: zephoria asks for participation in her Case Study for

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Capability Maturity Model

For whatever reason, I have been thinking about CMM these days. From the wikipedia definition: The Capability Maturity Model can be used to assess an organization against a scale of five process maturity levels. Each level ranks the organization according

You are wrong, and here’s why

You have a cognitive bias. Yes, dude, you are wrong all this time, and you don’t even know it! Specially, now that I live in a test environment, these words become alive: So we have gobs of busy people that

On broken cultures and weaving reality

Go fly a kite! So I went. And lo and behold, the kite became the metaphor for whatever culture I was in: It was just a matter of letting go, of lifting restrictions and eliminating poisonous influences, to start writing

Broken culture

management, culture, dysfunctional, stories

Leadership is broken

Leadership is broke. The hierarchical system is simply wrong, dated, and full of mistaken assumptions. See, it was alright to have a leader back in the Middle Ages, or a hundred years ago, when only a few were taught, educated