April 2002 Archives

Kalsey Consulting Group
As you’ve no doubt noticed, things have changed around here and now you know what...
April 29, 2002 - 73 words,

Dealing with hierarchies
SAP Design Guild’s series on hierarchies has a lot of good information on the design...
April 20, 2002 - 173 words,

Process Chain
SPC E-ssentials provides a list of activites neccessary to manage software projects. "Meeting [software] delivery...
April 20, 2002 - 38 words,

e-Business Patterns
IBM has an interesting set of patterns for developing Web applications. The site presents a...
April 19, 2002 - 22 words,

Dreamweaver and Frontpage
I occasionally have to publish to Web sites that don’t support FTP or WebDAV and...
April 17, 2002 - 39 words, 3 comments

Update your content
ClickZ’s Susan Solomon provides some tips for updating your content to keep your customers interested...
April 16, 2002 - 39 words,

Too busy
I’ve been too busy to update this site over the last week or so. There’s...
April 14, 2002 - 52 words,

Windows iPod
EphPod is free software that you can use to connect an iPod to Windows. You’ll...
April 9, 2002 - 40 words,

Phone Spam update
In February I wrote about an illegal telemarketing call I received. I reported the call...
April 2, 2002 - 50 words, 1 comment

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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.
Handling “I don’t have anything to talk about” in your 1:1s (Dec 21)
When someone says they have nothing to discuss, they’re almost always thinking too narrowly.

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