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Toyota and Scrum Team Characteristics

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 4, 2016

Teams are what get things done in the world of work.

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Topics: People, Process/Productivity Drivers, productivity, Systems & Process, Scrum, Toyota

Scrum - When Size Matters

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Mar 31, 2016

Prior to this blog series on Scrum our Strategic Discipline Blog dedicated a number of blogs to Gary Keller’s The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. In the Final Lie to Achieving Our One Thing: Big Is Bad, we looked at how by fearing big success, you either avoid or sabotage your efforts to achieve it.  Size is an issue if it limits your belief you can’t or won’t achieve what you desire.

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Topics: One Thing, Process/Productivity Drivers, People/Relationship Drivers, productivity, Relationship Drivers, Scrum, Teams

Start Sprinting – Plan, Do, Check, ACT

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Mar 10, 2016

Since I’ve begun reading  Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time by Jeff Sutherland I’ve sent the book to several of my customers. 

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Topics: Process/Productivity Drivers, productivity, Scrum, PDCA

Scrum Origins: Cancer, ATM’s & Worthless Plans

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Mar 7, 2016

In the movie “Saving Private Ryan,” the scene from Omaha Beach reinforces General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s quote, “Plans are Worthless, Planning is Everything.”  

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Topics: Process/Productivity Drivers, productivity, Execution, Scrum

Two Government Disasters – With and Without Scrum

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Mar 3, 2016

If you were over 6 years old in 2001 I’m sure you remember 9/11 all too well.  I recall vividly where I was and the chaos and fear of the subsequent days.  Do you recall what the 9/11 commission determined?

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Topics: Process/Productivity Drivers, productivity, Scrum, 9/11

Hijacked - Four Thieves of Productivity

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Feb 22, 2016

In Gary Keller’s The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results Keller shared Six Lies that prevent you from achieving your One Thing.

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Topics: One Thing, change, Focus, productivity

Until My ONE Thing Is Done—Everything Else Is A Distraction!

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Feb 8, 2016

In Chapter 15 Live for Productivity from The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller, Jay Papasan, Gary Keller offers the most effective thing he did when he first began to time block, was to put up a sheet of paper that said, “Until My ONE Thing Is Done—Everything Else Is A Distraction!”

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Topics: One Thing, productivity, Time Block, Scrum

Extraordinary Results - Purpose, Priority, and Productivity

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Jan 14, 2016

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, One Thing, Process/Productivity Drivers, productivity

LIE #4 – Willpower is Always on Will-Call

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Dec 14, 2015

“Willpower is like gas in your car... . When you resist something tempting, you use some up. The more you resist, the emptier your tank gets, until you run out of gas.” Kathleen Vohs Prevention magazine, 2009

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Topics: One Thing, priorities, productivity, habits

Twice the Work in Half the Time: Scrum – Dallas Growth Summit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Nov 2, 2015

“Plans are Worthless, Planning is Everything!” General Dwight D Eisenhower.

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Topics: Process/Productivity Drivers, Growth Summit, productivity, Execution

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