Scope Creep. Sometimes it’s politically motivated. Sometimes it’s intentional. Sometimes it’s a misunderstanding. But it’s always painful.
Category: For Decisionmakers
It’s all in the phrase: From the Start. How the Getting Predictable℠ Best Practices got started.
The next time management says I need an estimate but I won’t hold you to it, call them out on it!
One of the many challenges we have with professional and social engagements is building and keeping trust. Here’s how to make it happen.
Business/IT Alignment: How do IT shops with talented individuals, the latest technology, millions of dollars in payroll, and a history of developing business centric applications become disconnected from the business and disappoint the very teams who depend on them? Here are 4 ways to help close this gap and turn a relationship into a trusted partnership.
A focus on employee autonomy goes a long way in building an engaging culture. While maintaining this kind of culture requires a commitment from the leadership, our efforts are rewarded with employees who enthusiastically find new ways to deliver value to our organization and customers.
I have always rankled at the much over-used corporate phase, “People are our greatest assets.” I’ve heard the words pass the lips of senior executives in both large and small companies, across industries and geographic boundaries, yet time and again I witness that quiet sigh of contempt and disbelief from the listeners.
Let’s go further and look at a four-step approach to help a team effectively deal with the obstacles they uncover. As a member of a team, you probably see obstacles all the time. You complain and then ask for help. However, when you ask for help, you have to sell others on why this issue should be dealt with.
Welcome IT Leaders and Teams. Getting Predictable is a blog devoted to helping leaders and teams jointly develop a no-surprise partnership. We do that with best practices that help us identify, understand and overcome the obstacles that prevent teams from being predictable. This is the first of a two-part introduction about the spirit and mission behind this blog.