Posts Tagged ‘ leadership ’

NOTE: Tips to Avoid the Bus

December 3, 2013
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NOTE: Tips to Avoid the Bus

Back in 2011 I wrote about the Bus Factor, i.e. the minimum number of people on your project (or in your support team) whose loss would cause serious issues for your project/support team. The name of this factor derives from the possibility of one or more team members...
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Sure You Know the Answer, But Ask Somebody Else Anyway!

August 13, 2012
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The art of listening is one of the most valuable skills for a leader. Whether you're a team leader, technical lead, or simply more experienced than some of your colleagues, you'll gain a great deal by doing an appropriate proportion of listening relati...
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"The Delegator" – Positive or Negative Epithet?

January 31, 2012
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In a recent meeting, an action arose and I asked one of my team (PJ) to catch it and complete it. He (tongue in cheek) commented to all those at the meeting that I was "the best delegator" he'd ever worked with. His humorous implication was that I don'...
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You Can’t Fire Everyone

January 24, 2012
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Some years ago I was taught a memorable and valuable lesson by my erstwhile programme manager (we'll call him BJ). I was brought into the project to provide knowledge of i) business intelligence, and ii) software documentation appropriate for the regul...
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The Bus Factor

March 28, 2011
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What is your project's "Bus Factor"? If you don't know, or you don't know what the Bus Factor is, you'd better read this article! If you do know your Bus Factor and it's too low, read this article for some advice on how to increase it. Wikipedia descr...
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BetterManagement Moves to the SAS Knowledge Exchange

September 13, 2010
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I noticed that the oft valuable contributions at BetterManagement have moved to the SAS Knowledge Exchange web site. This was announced in a recent post from BetterManagement. BetterManagement.com was formed in 2000 by ABC Technologies ...
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