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Make a Not-Right-Now List

In today‚Äôs digital age, it’s hard to focus. But the Not-Right-Now list can help you get things done. Most people operate with To-Do lists. If you’re like me, it seems as though that To-Do list never ends and you never check everything off of it. It’s so easy to add new things to the To-Do […]

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Conflicting areas of management

Every company deals with issue of prioritisation every now and then. This is because we record work in different places. Typically in each company you find the following areas managed individually: – a list of things to do, with their priorities as the business, – then you’ve got a layer of project deadlines as project […]

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Mistake of focusing on mitigating wrong risks

Waterfall practitioners often think that big design up front reduces risks of failed implementations and in ideal world ideal designs would be approved by ideal users. This however is not the case as business stakeholders have little time, understanding (and sometimes interest) in high level or detailed technical designs. Some organisations address the problem by […]

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Mistake of focusing on managing perceptions

Many managers fall into mistake of focusing on managing perceptions. Complicated software delivery process leaves a lot of time to produce awful lot of documentation. As a result a simple change can “yield” several different drafts that can be distributed to many people in the organisation. This is creating perception of more attention and better […]

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