A is for… Agile

First, let’s be clear – Agile is a software development methodology, it’s not a ‘save the world/software delivery panacea’, and in a lot of ways it’s really a collective re-badging of stuff that’s been around for ages. The Good Guys will recognise a lot of this before, but others will cling to it thinking it… Continue reading A is for… Agile

A is for… Appraisal

At some point in the working life of every manager, you will be asked to make judgement on your subordinates. Luckily they will be usually given some form of performance review system to give structure to your meandering thoughts. The system will typically be based on objectives, competencies, performance against ‘vision’, that sort of thing.… Continue reading A is for… Appraisal

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A is for… Avoidance of Failure

The best way to avoid a project management disaster is not to get involved in the project at all. Learn to see the Turkeys coming and duck them with vigour. Do all you can to ensure that those projects are assigned to your less capable friends (see the test under Arses). This is not as… Continue reading A is for… Avoidance of Failure

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A is for… Arses

This is probably the most galling fact of all. You work in I.T. You have a right to expect that you share your working life with well-educated, well-trained, competent individuals. This is why you feel alone. This is why you get frustrated. What will free you from this hell is if you just accept that… Continue reading A is for… Arses

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