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10
Aug

Scrumbook – bringing an idea to life – part 2

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In the first part of this series, I’ve explained how I started implementing my idea for a paper notebook for SCRUM teams. With the initial prototype made in MS Word and printed on my own laser printer, I started to gather feedback. In this article, I would like to describe how I used that initial […]

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08
Jul

SCRUMBOOK – bringing an idea to life – part 1

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The origin story If you read books focusing on business and self-improvement you are probably aware of “must read / modern classics” like “Zero to One” by Peter Thiel, “Lean Startup” by Eric Ries, “E-Myth” by Michael E. Gerber, or “Essentialism” by Greg MeKeown. Those books hold a lot of wisdom inside, and I wanted […]

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22
May

Retrospective Cheat Sheet

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Retrospective Cheat Sheet There are many ways to run a successful retrospective meeting. This short cheat sheet should help you set up your first retrospective meeting and set your team on a path to continuous improvement. Step 1 – Prepare your team If you have never run a retrospective meeting with your team it might […]

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07
Nov

How to use Agile approach when you are a solopreneur or freelancer

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When we talk about Agile we usually mean a collaboration between self-organizing and cross-functional teams but what if “the team” is a single freelancer or single entrepreneur (solopreneur)? I mean here a “one-man orchestra” who has to wear different hats on daily basis to get things done and meet clients needs.   If you feel […]

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09
Oct

How to automate event planning?

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Exactly 2 years ago we started organizing a bi-weekly Mastermind group for highly motivated and success-oriented individuals. At first, it was just a couple of friends but then some people dropped by and some new joined and it became harder to track who is coming and who’s not. To solve that problem we started using […]

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02
Mar

How to create a scoring system to measure performance of Agile Project Manager

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Measure of success Working as a Project Manager I validate my success by results produced by my team – project delivered within a scope, a budget, and time. as all project pieces are tightly interlinked – It’s rather rare that I have enough time or budget to deliver initially specified scope, which means good planning […]

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06
Aug

Agile plus Mastermind equals Excellence

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Have you ever wondered what would happen if you mixed a Mastermind group with Agile (Scrum) project management methodology? I did, and I set out to try whether it would work or not. In this article, I will explain how I did it, what worked and what did not. What is a Mastermind Group? I am […]

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19
May

To Be on (Twitter) or Not To Be? Blade Runners of Twitter

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Is it worth it to have a Twitter account in 2016? We have always been reluctant to use Twitter for Golden Point Solutions’ social activities. Paulina has used it successfully in the past to promote charity events and to connect with the small community of New Westminster. Other than that it seemed pointless to post […]

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09
Mar

Planning vs Reality: How to set goals to make them happen (for real!)

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I recently delivered a series of four workshops which covered the topics of goal setting and planning.  I started by selecting a group of six people who would become my guinea pigs and accept the challenge of putting some serious work into the assignments I had prepared for them. The major focus of the workshops […]

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12
Jan

Only New Year Resolution You Will Ever Need

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Let me ask you a question (No, it’s not about joining the gym, or going on a diet this New Year). Would you rather work with someone, who: Complaints during each conversation and criticizes others; Makes drama about small things; Easily gives up and makes excuses; Doesn’t have hobbies and interest because it requires effort […]

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