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IT as Great Facilitators Part 2

IT as Great Facilitators Part 2

Learn two basic facilitation practices you can use to manage a room and deliver effective sessions.

IT as Great Facilitators Part 1

IT as Great Facilitators Part 1

With so many kinds of facilitation roles, learn how to make sure you stay in your role and not push your own agenda.

The Attitude of Estimation

The Attitude of Estimation

Learn how to overcome the biggest obstacle any team has to getting consistent estimates — our attitude towards estimates.

What Abbott & Costello Can Teach Us About Software Requirements

What Abbott & Costello Can Teach Us About Software Requirements

How recognizing “Spellcheckers” can decrease ambiguity around details and increase project success.

Quality Assurance: Band-Aid Fix or Vaccine Cure to Software Projects

Quality Assurance: Band-Aid Fix or Vaccine Cure to Software Projects

Learn how to add long-term value to your projects with Quality Assurance.

Quality Assurance: Band-Aid Fix or Vaccine Cure to Software Projects

Quality Assurance: Band-Aid Fix or Vaccine Cure to Software Projects

Learn why having a QA team on your project from the start can help increase project success.

Iteration Zero: Reduce Risk Before You Begin the Project

Iteration Zero: Reduce Risk Before You Begin the Project

Learn how Iteration Zero can help lay the foundation for a successful project regardless of the development methodology.

Credibility: The Key to Quickly and Effectively Building Trust with your Client and Teams

Credibility: The Key to Quickly and Effectively Building Trust with your Client and Teams

One of the many challenges we have with professional and social engagements is building and keeping trust. Here’s how to make it happen.

Is This Obstacle Real? A 4-Step Process to Deal with Obstacles.

Is This Obstacle Real? A 4-Step Process to Deal with Obstacles.

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.

Dealing With Obstacles That Slow Down Team Performance

Dealing With Obstacles That Slow Down Team Performance

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.