Maxwell’s Law of the Scoreboard

Recently, I reread a John C. Maxwell book entitled The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork. In this book, Maxwell has a chapter dedicated to the Law of the Scoreboard, which is “The team can make adjustments when it knows where it stands.” In sports, the scoreboard is the objective measure… Continue reading

Take Steps to Achieve Greatness

My New Year’s resolution this year is to be more “intentional.” Maybe it was the movie Click, where Adam Sandler stars as a harried workaholic in possession of a magical remote control that allows him to fast-forward through life. Or, maybe I’m starting to take the age old axiom that… Continue reading

Plan – Do – Check – Act

Continuous Improvement. Sounds good, but how do you get your team thinking in terms of continuous improvement? One methodology that I use frequently is called the “Plan-Do-Check-Act” Cycle. It takes discipline to follow this sequence and to do each step well, but the payoff is worth it! PLAN—Prepare a written… Continue reading

Separation of Duties in Scrum Software Development

The following excerpt is a thread from a discussion on Linkedin in the CISSP group.  I repost it because I think that it is an important consideration for organizations incorporating agile techniques into their Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).  Date: October 5, 2010 Question: I am looking for some input… Continue reading