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Scrum Master Studio: Platform to Inspect & Adapt Scrum Mastery

Scrum Master Studio: Platform to Inspect & Adapt Scrum Mastery

Why have I started the “Scrum Master Studio” When many organizations wanted to incorporate Scrum, it was a big disappointment. The leaders saw it as a failed experiment that did not yield the positive
How Do You Help Your Employees Succeed in Business and Life?

How Do You Help Your Employees Succeed in Business and Life?

When you start building a business, you probably aren’t thinking about how to help your employees succeed in their careers. However, that’s something you should think about. You might be surprised to
Want to Be a CEO One Day? Invest in Executive Coaching Now.

Want to Be a CEO One Day? Invest in Executive Coaching Now.

If your career plan culminates with you becoming the CEO of a company—if that’s the end point you seek—then I recommend investing in executive coaching. The reasoning is actually pretty simple: While
Getting What You Get Or Getting What You Want?

Getting What You Get Or Getting What You Want?

Over the past several weeks, I’ve been sitting in a number of pipeline and deal reviews. While the companies are in very different businesses, different solutions, different sales processes, different
5 Reasons Why Machine Learning Needs To Make Resumes Obsolete

5 Reasons Why Machine Learning Needs To Make Resumes Obsolete

Hiring companies nationwide miss out on 50% or more of qualified candidates and tech firms incorrectly classify up 80% of candidates due to inaccuracies and shortcomings of existing Applicant Tracking
7 Steps to Design a Life (and Business) That Makes You Happy

7 Steps to Design a Life (and Business) That Makes You Happy

I was bored. The college professor was droning on at the front of the class. Many of us have had that experience. After completing high school I had selected accounting as my career choice. The
4 Steps to Connecting the Dots When Your Career Story Feels Scattered

4 Steps to Connecting the Dots When Your Career Story Feels Scattered

“At first glance, my career looks scattered!” Sound familiar? For those of us (present company included) who have held roles that at the surface seem unrelated, have worked across industries, or whose
4 Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Assistant

4 Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Assistant

Businesses that are successful and growing sometimes have the need to hire additional staff. But hiring additional help adds overhead and cuts into your business profits. Not only that, but sometimes
Kanban Service Level Expectations and How to Use Them in Scrum

Kanban Service Level Expectations and How to Use Them in Scrum

One of the new concepts we introduce in the Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams is the Service Level Expectation, defined as: An SLE forecasts how long it should take a given item to flow from start to
6 Things to Account for in Your Business Budget

6 Things to Account for in Your Business Budget

One of my biggest pain points as a creative entrepreneur is budgets. Don’t get me wrong, apparently, I’m pretty good at managing money. The problem is I have a hard time conceptualizing what a
Small Business Lessons From Summer Blockbusters

Small Business Lessons From Summer Blockbusters

The summer movie season got an early start this year with the April 27 release of Avengers: Infinity War. The latest in the Marvel franchise has already cleared more than $450 million in less than two
3 Leadership Development Trends to Pay Attention To

3 Leadership Development Trends to Pay Attention To

Organizations today are working hard to develop a core group of leaders needed to carry them into the future. With goals and expectations shifting rapidly in the dynamic global economy, it’s more

4 Key Flow Metrics and How to Use Them in Scrum’s Events

In the Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams and the Professional Scrum with Kanban workshop, we introduce 4 key flow metrics that we believe Scrum teams can use to improve their flow: Work in Progress (WIP)
Are Startups Addicted to Press Releases?

Are Startups Addicted to Press Releases?

Did you just close a funding round? Did you make a key new hire, who’s going to propel your company as you scale? Did you just land a household name as a customer? If any of these are the case, you’ve
How to Set Boundaries When Clients and Contractors Are Taking Advantage

How to Set Boundaries When Clients and Contractors Are Taking Advantage

Setting business boundaries is one of the hardest things for business owners to do. Our work-life balance can take a severe hit when we’re not careful to set limits with clients and contractors we
3 Barriers CMOs Face in Becoming Chief Customer Officers

3 Barriers CMOs Face in Becoming Chief Customer Officers

Another enormous transformation in the role of the B-to-B CMO is occurring. In addition to having responsibility for ROI, CMOs are now finding themselves responsible for customer engagement. In some

6 Key Finance Management Tips for New Entrepreneurs

Hundreds of startups are launched every year. But only a few of them are able to make it to the second year. One of the top reasons behind startup failure is cash crunch or unwise financial management

How Can I Develop My Employees for Leadership? 6 Remarkable Ways to Make it Happen

You’re already painfully aware that you need amazing leadership in your company. After all, with Baby Boomers heading into retirement in droves(about 10,000 a day), you are keenly attuned to the fact

Hiring Budget Guide (Part V): Cost of Recruitment Events

Cost of Events Earlier within this document, we discussed events as a system to get your jobs out to the public. However, these can be expensive and honestly deserve their own spotlight. These events

6 Massive Ways You Can Change Performance Reviews

The middle of the year always brings a sense of anxiety and worry to both managers and employees alike. Performance reviews are an unequivocal pain in the butt for everyone involved. Tedious