May 2001 Archives

Vivendi Goes MP3
I can hear the talk in the boardroom at Vivendi Universal. "If you can’t beat...
May 20, 2001 - 28 words,

Rare Merger
The story goes like this: a venture capitalist buys a public air conditioner company and...
May 15, 2001 - 158 words,

Built to Spec
There’s a good feature at mojofat on writing software specs called Functional Spec Tutorial ::...
May 15, 2001 - 31 words,

Is Privacy Too Expensive?
Some people seem to think so, according to a new story from Wired News. And...
May 9, 2001 - 54 words,

Job
I’m no longer unemployed. I’m now Product Director for Realty Plus Online....
May 4, 2001 - 13 words,

Netscape fixed RSS
Netscape has fixed the RSS spec by putting the DTD back online. Earlier I had...
May 2, 2001 - 42 words, 1 comment

Recently

Assumptions and project planning (Feb 18)
When your assumptions change, it's reasonable that your project plans and needs change as well. But too many managers are afraid to go back and re-work a plan that they've already agreed to.
Feature voting is harmful to your product (Feb 7)
There's a lot of problems with using feature voting to drive your product.
Encouraging 1:1s from other managers in your organization (Jan 4)
If you’re managing other managers, encourage them to hold their own 1:1s. It’s such an important tool for managing and leading that everyone needs to be holding them.
One on One Meetings - a collection of posts about 1:1s (Jan 2)
A collection of all my writing on 1:1s
Are 1:1s confidential? (Jan 2)
Is the discussion that occurs in a 1:1 confidential, even if no agreed in the meeting to keep it so?
Skip-level 1:1s are your hidden superpower (Jan 1)
Holding 1:1s with peers and with people far below you on the reporting chain will open your eyes up to what’s really going on in your business.
Do you need a 1:1 if you’re regularly communicating with your team? (Dec 28)
You’re simply not having deep meaningful conversation about the process of work in hallway conversations or in your chat apps.
What agenda items should a manager bring to a 1:1? (Dec 23)
At least 80% of a 1:1 agenda should be driven by your report, but if you also to use this time to work on things with them, then you’ll have better meetings.

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