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Articles by Meghan Corbin

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Team Building

Structure Matters: How to Design an Effective Team for Your Organization

Back in grade school, did you ever have a class where you aced every test and answered all the questions right, and then the following year, you had a teacher and a classroom where everyone else seemed to understand what was going on, but you didn’t have a clue? Or have you ever seen a …

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Project Management

How to Work Smart (Not Hard) With a Priority Matrix

Do you ever spend an entire morning doing something completely pointless, like cleaning up dog food spilled across the kitchen floor? And then, when you leave for work, nothing is accomplished. You haven’t worked out, checked emails, or even had breakfast. If this is one isolated episode, that’s one thing. But sometimes entire days proceed …

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Max 8 min read

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Management

The Benefits of Smart Capacity Planning, and the Tools to Get You There!

Did you ever read the Ukrainian folktale about the boy who drops his knitted mitten in the snowy woods? One creature after another climbs into it for warmth; a mole, an owl, a bear and a mouse; stretching the seams until finally it bursts, leaving the animals exposed in the snow. It’s easy for an …

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Project Management

A Business Requirement Document: The Secret Ingredient to Every Successful Project

A project may look straightforward enough at the very beginning. Until you start asking questions. Maybe initially the client asks you to build a widget, and says that it needs to be green. Ok, you think, clear enough. But then in the second and third rounds of discussions, you begin to see the bigger picture. …

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Project Management

​​Cost Breakdown Structure: The Backbone to Budgeting in Project Management

Sometimes in a project, the budget drips out like a leaky faucet, in steady, predictable amounts. At other times, the pace of the budget is more like a roller coaster. There are long stretches where almost nothing is spent, followed by short, fast intervals that consume huge portions of the budget in one go. Understanding …

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Best Job Posting Sites for Employers

Hiring Talent

Are You Letting the Big Fish Get Away? The 12 Best Job Posting Sites for Scouting Talent…Plus 9 Backdoor Tips to Writing a Job Description that Nails It

Losing great people is the worst. Everything you’d become accustomed to, all their quality work, is gone in an instant. Poof. And finding a replacement can be such a slog. It so easily becomes a process full of money thrown at ads that reach unqualified candidates, job profiles that reveal nothing about grit or EQ, …

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Max 17 min read

Resource Scheduling Methods in Project Management

Project Management

Resource Scheduling Methods, Guidelines & Strategies that Every Project Manager Needs to Know!

Have you ever had a client whose head is in the clouds? Maybe she wants a new porch, a hot tub and a brand new kitchen, all in under a few weeks. Or has a client ever come to you in the middle of a complex project, asking you to speed things up and complete …

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Resource Smoothing

Project Management

Project Best Practices: How to Use Smoothing in Resource Management

Project planning is a long process. Even after huge milestones are met, things are usually still in a tangle. Getting everything firmly into place requires several more yanks with a fine tooth comb. Gathering all the requirements and then defining the project’s scope is a significant threshold, for sure. Yet, during the process of allocating …

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End to End Project Management

Project Management

Hopping From Lily-pad to Lily-pad: Managing a Project End-to-End

Have you ever set your mind to complete a DIY home remodel, and the very next day you started ripping out tiles and pulling up carpeting? When you’re really excited about an undertaking, the inclination to dive right in is almost irresistible. Yet, when a project executes before outlining the budget, the requirements and the …

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Gold Plating vs Scope Creep

Project Management

How to Avoid Scope Creep and Gold Plating in Project Management

Most of us learn about scope creep and gold plating the hard way. Maybe it’s a home remodel, and the project manager agrees to “just” add another sconce in the bathroom, which leads to a costly electrical repair and fifteen hours of work. Or an enthusiastic developer builds a close relationship with the client, and …

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When an employee quits

Management

How to Keep Your Bearings When a Valued Employee Suddenly Quits

Do you know what happens when a homeowner removes a load bearing wall? The impact isn’t pretty. Walls crack, floors sag, doors won’t close, and in some cases the entire house buckles and falls to the ground. It’s the very same thing when a key employee suddenly resigns. Maybe it’s a virtual assistant who knew …

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Resource Leveling vs Resource Smoothing

Project Management

Everything You Need to Know About Resource Leveling and Resource Smoothing

What if you were hired for a job, and it turned out the workload varied wildly from week to week. One week, you might have to put in 70 hours of hard, manual labor. Then next week, you’d mostly stand around and do nothing. In the following week, you’d be back to working 70 hours …

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SMART Goals for Project Managers

Project Management

How to Create Opportunities and Drive Results: 8 Examples of SMART Goals for Project Managers

Have you ever sat through a company goal-setting session and come out feeling less motivated that you did going in? Maybe you came up with a list of personal goals that looked something like this: Network more. Be a better communicator. Stop going over budget all the time. When you shared the goals, everyone approved. …

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Monte Carlo Analysis in Project Management

Project Management

Sick and Tired of Missing Deadlines? How to Use the Monte Carlo Analysis in Project Management

Have you ever promised someone you’ll meet them for dinner at 7:00, and a little voice inside your head knows it’ll be a close call? Suppose it’s a Saturday, and you have a pile of errands to run: change the oil, get gas, buy groceries, drop your coat at the dry cleaner, turn in library …

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Trial Balance

Management

What is the Purpose of a Trial Balance in the Accounting Cycle?

Have you ever dined at a cafe with mouthwatering dishes and lines out the door, then a week later returned to locked doors and a “For Lease” sign on the window? It’s a puzzling phenomenon. How could a business with a terrific product possibly fail? It’s sometimes the way of things that a business presents …

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Best Books for New Managers

Management

The Best Books for New Managers (That You Don’t Want to Miss Out On)

It’s a well-known fact of any workplace: when managers don’t manage, some people quit, others are fired, company culture declines and output plummets. We’ve all done our fair share of venting over second-rate managers at the dinner table. The complaints all go something like this: “I can’t work with her breathing down my neck,” “I’m …

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Max 11 min read

Crashing vs Fast Tracking

Project Management

Wanna Really Make Things Cruise? How to Use Crashing and Fast Tracking in Project Management

Have you ever hit snooze so many times in the morning that you had to skip the normal routine of taking the bus to work, and order a Lyft instead? Maybe to save additional time, you ditched the breakfast plan to have hot oatmeal, and rather ate a breakfast bar on the way to work. …

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Max 7 min read

Project Procurement Management

Project Management

All You Need to Know About Procurement: Strategies, Issues & Documents

Have you and your spouse ever purchased groceries without communicating with one another, and each of you ended up buying a gallon of milk? Supposing you have a large kitchen with two refrigerators, you may not even realize this double purchase. The result is a whole lot of wasted milk. This example represents the sort …

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Change Management in Project Management

Project Management

Wheedling the Mules & Winning Buy-in: Change Management in Project Planning

Have you ever gone to your favorite diner, expecting your usual bacon, eggs, toast and coffee, and the same friendly banter with your favorite waiter, only to discover that they’d changed the menu and she’d up and quit? This kind of upset is enough to throw off your entire day. We’re creatures of habit, and …

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Max 6 min read

Rolling Wave Planning in Project Management

Project Management

Learning to Roll with It: Wave Planning in Project Management

Do you ever decide to take a trip, and suddenly find yourself thinking through every detail, right down to where you’re going to eat meals and what toiletries to pack in your suitcase? It’s easy to get ahead of ourselves sometimes. As the Birds sang in their #1 Hit back in 1965, “to everything there …

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Max 7 min read

Team Building Books

Management

Eye-Opening Books for Building a Team with Dynamism

Don’t you sometimes wonder what your employees say over happy hour, after they’ve left the office and let their hair down? Do they brag and name drop about “their” company, or rather talk about “those people” they work with, and discuss the workday like it’s a painful slog? These casual comments have significant implications. They …

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Max 10 min read

Risks vs Issues in Project Management

Project Management

Issues vs Risks in Project Management: A Breakdown and Analysis

Every project manager knows that “things” are going to happen, regardless. A project consists of many moving parts. It’s about building something new, or establishing a new process, and operates within the constraints of time, money, and resources. Plus, it requires coordinating a checkerboard of activities. And so snafus, unforeseen occurrences, problems, issues, and even …

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Max 5 min read

Gold Plating in Project Management

Project Management

The Pitfalls of Trying to Hard: Gold Plating in Project Management

Have you ever had clients who fret and fuss over every detail? Just so you can sleep at night, you probably find yourself tending to their every need. Or have you ever dealt with the fallout of a disappointed client? None of this is ever any fun. In order to avoid these scenarios, every seasoned …

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Max 7 min read

Emotional Intelligence Books

Management

Who Else Wants a High EQ? The Best Books on Emotional Intelligence

How many different emotions would you say you experience on a given day? And do you make a distinction between feeling happy and feeling joyful? What about reading other people: Can you tell by the twitch in someone’s eye whether she’s annoyed or surprised? And can you detect the glimmer that communicates enthusiasm? For most …

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Max 16 min read

Sprints in Project Management

Project Management

Quick and Easy Definitions of Agile, Scrum & Sprints

Have you ever worked on a project that was way behind schedule, way over budget, and ultimately resulted in a mediocre product? If so, you’re definitely not the only one. Many frustrated managers have scrutinized fizzled projects, and conclude they’re often a symptom of a broken methodology. And they’ve worked to develop new and improved …

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Business

Time to Get Scrappy: The 13 Best Books for Bold Entrepreneurs Like You

In the journey of your career, you may have come upon a crossroads. When you look down your current employment path, you see it continue all the way to the horizon. There’s no bumps, no guesswork. It’s paved and smooth, and it bores you. A pivot in another direction reveals something else entirely. Maybe striking …

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Max 17 min read

Productivity Books

Management

Losing Your Competitive Edge? Here Are the Best Books to Read on Increasing Your Focus, Organization & Productivity

It’s easy to be cynical when you pick up a book on productivity. As you flip through it, you may come across puzzling concepts like “finding the weakest link,” “going agile” and “incorporating the principles of lean.” Or else it’s full of the same old self-help mumbo jumbo about “discovering your why,” and “being present …

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Max 16 min read

Best Books on Employee Engagement

Employee Management

How to Build a Team With Dedication: The Five Best Books on Employee Engagement

Have you ever been called an “asset” or a “commodity” by human resources during an onboarding session? Surely, they lost you at hello. Once employees figure out the organization sees them as “just a number” (right alongside equipment and other assets on the balance sheet), they start to behave like one. They deliver a perfunctory …

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Max 8 min read

Product Management Books

Management

Discover What You Don’t Know: The Best Books for New & Experienced Product Managers

Do you ever find a product that’s exactly what you’re looking for? Maybe it’s a coat with pockets in all the right places, manufactured in a fashionable shade of blue, or an office chair that supports your back just right, allowing you to focus on your work for hours. How was it made so perfectly, …

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Max 11 min read

Negotiation Books

Management

Wanna Know When to Hold and When to Fold? Here’s Your Guide to the Best Books on Negotiation

On any day of the week, most of us find ourselves saying things like, “He drives a hard bargain,” “She didn’t give me an inch” and “He’s a real pushover.” Yet while negotiation is a part of our everyday lives, for many it’s still shrouded in mystery. We don’t understand how people we know always …

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Max 10 min read

Best Books on Company Culture

Culture

Want to Build a Company You Crave? Here Are the Best Books on Workplace Culture

Way back in the 90s, political analyst James Carville liked to throw around the phrase, “It’s the economy, stupid.” It so encapsulated the political climate, he believed, that he made it a cornerstone of Bill Clinton’s presidential platform. Anyone who’s earned his or her stripes rallying a team to align around a mission or a …

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Max 12 min read

Outcome-Based Project Management

Project Management

Who Else Wants Results? The Rich Reward of Outcome-Based Project Management

It’s so exciting to win a big project. You’re as pleased as punch that the client has picked you to be the project manager, and the team is full of positive anticipated outcomes. However, as you look around the office, you may see outdated systems, software that’s full of glitches or a culture that values …

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Max 5 min read

Contingent Workers

Employee Management

Adios W-2, Hello 1099: How Contingent Employees Are Changing the Workforce

We’ve all watched the media cover natural disasters. Whether it’s a flood, a severe storm, or a hurricane blowing in from the coast, the coverage always includes an image of a pundit standing under an umbrella and holding a microphone to her face as gusts of wind tousle her styled hair. Then the camera cuts …

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Max 9 min read

Non Functional Requirements in Agile

Agile Methodology

Catching a Cloud, Pinning it Down: How to Capture Non Functional Requirements in Agile

You’ve probably heard the expression that “the best things in life aren’t things at all.” Some of our favorite things, such as nights out at the movies, evening walks in the snow and road trips to national parks, wouldn’t mean a whole lot if they didn’t include “things” like laughter, connection, friendship and love. What …

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Max 7 min read

Tech Stack

Best Practices

How to Choose the Best Tech Stack (Even if You Don’t Know What That Is)

Do you have a fabulous idea for an app, but find yourself overwhelmed thinking about putting all the pieces together? Or maybe your company’s blog is hopelessly outdated, and not converting leads, yet all the alternatives seem too complicated to take on. Everyone becomes flummoxed by technology at times. There’s so many options, and constant …

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Max 8 min read

Compliance Management System

Management

Better Safe Than Sorry? The Double-Edged Sword of Compliance Management

Nobody likes working with Captain No-No. It’s so disheartening to present a brilliant product or service idea at an all-hands meeting, only to have a cautious manager tear it down with a speech about compliance and regulations. Yet any compliance specialist or CEO who appreciates the risks of non-compliance is willing to put up with …

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Customer Retention Strategies

Project Management

Are You Leaving Money on the Table? 25 Powerful Strategies to Wow Your Clients and Keep Them Coming Back for More

Isn’t is a thrill when you land a big project with a new client? You run to the refrigerator, pop a bottle of champagne, and spend the rest of the evening soaking in the bliss of sheer success. But before long, the project is complete. All the final deliverables are sent. You and the client …

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Max 21 min read

Project Management

How to Define Deliverables in Project Management (With Examples)

Have you ever written someone a letter and then it sat on your desk for a week because you didn’t get around to finding a stamp and putting it in the mailbox? It’s so easy to mentally check something off as “done” before it’s “done done.” Yet the intended purpose of something like a letter …

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Max 7 min read

What is Laddering in Project Management

Project Management

Time Saving Secrets: How to Use the Laddering Technique in Project Management (With Examples)

Have you ever had one of those days where you had around ten hours of work to do, and only four hours in which to do it? Even if you wear yourself out by going into speed-mo, there’s seemingly no way to get it all done. At times like these, it’s easy to just throw …

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Max 4 min read

Agile Scrum Roles

Agile Methodology

A Complete Summary of the Roles and Responsibilities of a Scrum Team

Have you ever laid out a precise plan for a big project, only to have everything fall apart? Maybe weather threw the timeline off, or resources didn’t arrive in time. Or a critical team member suddenly left. And all your careful plans came to naught. Or else, as it sometimes happens, a team completes a …

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How Managers Become Leaders

Leadership

How Managers Become Leaders: 18 Strategies to Move Up the Chain of Command

Isn’t it a thrill to be promoted or assigned to lead a new project? You know you’ve achieved a real milestone when your hard work is recognized and your organization decides you’re ready to lead a team. But then it can be a real struggle getting settled into the new position. Advancing along the leadership …

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Max 15 min read

Short Term vs Long Term Goals

Project Management

How to See the Forest and the Trees: Setting Short Term and Long Term Goals

Do you set New Year’s resolutions? Life feels like a clean slate on January 1st, and it’s so exhilarating to pursue something you’ve always wanted. Maybe it’s to lose weight, develop a new skill or finally get out of a dead end job. But then, it’s so often the case that once the Superbowl party …

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Max 11 min read

Cost Management in Agile Projects

Agile Methodology

Effective Ways to Manage Cost in Agile Project Management

Have you ever tried to make dinner for people with two very different tastes? That’s a delicate tightrope to walk. Managing costs on an agile team can feel similar. Between the team and the leadership, it’s like you’re trying to appeal to two very different palates. First there’s the preferences of leadership (and accounting). Particularly …

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Max 8 min read

Shifting priorities in the workplace

Project Management

From the Gig Economy to the Hybrid Model: Shifting Priorities in the Workplace

For many of us, the commute to work used to take at least an hour, and we’d either be navigating traffic or train schedules to and fro. Nowadays, for many, the morning commute takes less than ten seconds, as it means walking from the bedroom into the home office. And back in the day, people …

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Max 4 min read

Strategic agility in the workplace

Culture

How Workplaces Scale and Adapt Using Strategic Agility

In the bestselling book The Goal, author Eliyahu M. Goldratt works as a manager for a chaotic production plant that’s drowning in work-in-process inventory and chronically misses shipping deadlines. He seeks the advice of an old friend, Jonah, who counsels using the Socratic method, focusing on the simple question: “What is the goal of your …

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Max 10 min read

Quality Management Agile

Agile Methodology

Surefire Ways to Ensure Quality in Agile Projects

The objective of any project is to successfully deliver a product within the given scope, budget, and timeline. Quality is a central component as well. While working within these constraints, every project manager aims to meet, or even exceed, the client’s expectations. To some, the agile method of project management looks like chaos, and spells …

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Max 8 min read

Hybrid Project Management

Project Management

Crossing a Gantt Chart With a Kanban Board: Agile-Waterfall Hybrid in Project Management

When you’re mapping out a project, do you ever find yourself getting caught in a web of “shoulds” and “musts”? “We should let the team work independently, but we must let key stakeholders oversee and gauge progress.” “We must stay within budget, but we should allow for the flexibility to adjust and tweak the deliverable.” …

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How to overcome resistance to change in organizations

Best Practices

10 Strategies to Overcome Resistance to Change in an Organization

In the Greek myth “Sisyphus,” the crafty and power-hungry Sisyphus tries to cheat death and life forever. In retaliation, Zeus curses him with the punishment of eternally pushing an immense boulder to the top of a hill, only to have it roll all the way back to the bottom, where he resumes the exhausting task …

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Max 13 min read

Product vs Project Management

Management

What is the Difference Between a Project Manager and a Product Manager, Really?

Did you ever watch The Patty Duke Show from the 1960s? It was a sitcom that followed the misadventures of cousins Patty and Cathy Lane, both played by Duke, living together in Brooklyn Heights. “They laugh alike, they walk alike, sometimes they even talk alike,” the intro song sings of the duo. “But they’re cousins, …

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Max 14 min read

MoSCoW Prioritization Method

Best Practices

How to Use the MoSCoW Prioritization Method in Agile Project Management

If a genie granted you one wish, what would you ask for? To retire at 40? A second home in Hawaii? What if he granted you three wishes? Since this is just fantasy, let’s go ahead and dream really big…..imagine you had ten! Chances are, with ten wishes, you’d be tied up in knots, flummoxed, …

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Dealing with office gossip

Best Practices

The Truth About Trash Talk: How to Deal With Gossip in the Workplace

“Pst! He isn’t paying his child support!” “Pst! Did you hear what happened last week? This project’s getting scrapped.” “Pst! They’ve been together a lot lately. That can only mean one thing…” Wink, wink. It’s easy to spot workplace gossip. People speaking in hushed tones at the end of the hallway, or ending conversations abruptly …

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Max 5 min read

Challenges with distributed teams working agile

Agile Methodology

7 Common Challenges Faced by Distributed Agile Teams…With Solutions to Boot!

Charting a course for a distributed agile team is no small feat. Practicing agile fundamentals like face-to-face communication is totally outside the realm of possibility. And it’s pretty tough for teams to feel cohesive when most people haven’t even met one another. Any sense of “team” easily breaks down when everyone works from separate locations. …

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Max 7 min read

Project management challenges

Project Management

10 Powerful Hacks for Handling Project Management Challenges

Do you find project management to be a master juggling act? Whether you’re working through team issues, assuaging a client, resisting scope creep or encountering the unexpected, there’s always something coming at you. With so many balls in the air, you’ve probably more than once wished you had a third arm! The good news is, …

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Agile Terminology

Agile Methodology

Who Wants to Improve Their Agile Fluency? 45 Important Terms Every Team Should Know

Are you new to agile? Just learning the ropes? There’s a whole lot of lingo, huh? Yep, with its own ceremonies, frameworks, artifacts, and even a Manifesto, agile certainly is a world of its own. For someone unfamiliar to the terminology, listening to people throw around phrases like failing-fast, kanban boards, mental agility, and scrum …

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Be Part of the Solution, Not the Problem

Best Practices

In a Tangle? How to Be the Solution, Not the Problem

Do you have those friends who can’t seem to go anywhere without complaining? They’re aghast by the sauciness of a waitress, the carelessness of a driver, the incompetence of the lady at the salon. And they’re always receiving freebies and coupons on account of the treatment they’ve had to endure. But let’s be honest. It …

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How to Deal with Conflicting Priorities

Best Practices

When it’s All on the Front Burner: How to Deal With Conflicting Priorities

Do you remember those ball cages they used to have on the playgrounds at fast food franchises? You’d jump into a pool of colorful plastic balls, then sink helplessly until nothing but your arms and legs showed above the surface. Navigating conflicting priorities feels a little like one of those pools. It’s a sinking sensation, …

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Agile transformation management

Agile Methodology

Going Agile? 8 Tips for a Successful Transformation (And 4 Pitfalls to Look Out For)

If you’re taking a trip and you know the destination, packing is pretty simple. A tropical location means you’ll bring shorts, a swimsuit and sandals. Whereas traveling to a wintery climate means you’ll be sure to bring boots and a heavy coat. But what about packing for a trip when the destination is unclear? And …

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Employee onboarding and offboarding checklist

Employee Management

Making Ties that Bind: The Professional Guide to Onboarding and Offboarding

We’ve all known those people who manage to maintain strong bonds with pretty much every person they’ve met since kindergarten. Every time they turn around, they’re shaking hands with an old friend, and each year they send out a stack of Christmas cards that’s over two feet high. It isn’t hard to imagine that amassing …

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How to get employees to track time

Time Management

It’s a Matter of Time: How to Get Employees to Track Hours

When she first met him, Alice was enrapt with the Mad Hatter. Perpetually trapped at six pm, he swept her off her feet, dancing away with his unbirthday celebration. Eventually, however, his deluge of senseless poetry and riddles drove her away. A manager with an overbearing fixation on time has a similar effect on employees. …

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Qualities of A Good Agile Team

Agile Methodology

How To Make a Project Buzz: 7 Qualities of A Good Agile Team

You know that wiggly inflatable guy who floats above car dealerships? One moment, he’s straight as an arrow, then when the wind shifts a moment later, he collapses in half. Then he’s back up again. And he’s smiling the whole time, as though he really enjoys the wild, jerky ride. Flexibility is central to agile …

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Max 8 min read

How to improve toxic work culture

Culture

When You Know Something’s Off: How to Spot and Fix a Toxic Work Culture

Remember that green face your mom would stick onto all her cleaning bottles when you were a kid? The guy had his eyebrows furrowed and tongue sticking out, like maybe he’d just swallowed a bottle of turpentine. Working in a toxic culture begets a similar sort of nausea. A community that thrives on drama, infighting, …

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Max 9 min read

How to stop being overwhelmed at work

Productivity

Had Enough at Work? 13 Reliable Ways to Tackle Overwhelm on the Job

Mercedes never mentally left her job. The hamster wheel in her head spun around comments from coworkers, things she’d done wrong, and interactions with difficult clients. Her life away from work had devolved into social media deep dives, video games and sleeping. By 4 pm on an average day in the office, Lucas had been …

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Transparent Leadership

Leadership

When Morale is in Tailspin, Transparent Leadership Really Turns the Tide

Guests wait up to three months for an available table at Canlis Restaurant in Seattle. Their four-course meal is served at tables that sit alongside floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Lake Union and the Cascade Mountain Range. On any given night, the parking valet welcomes two hundred guests to dine. Without fail, he remembers each and every …

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Max 16 min read

Achieve Objectives

Project Management

Setting Goals? How to Avoid Pitfalls and Achieve Your Objectives

Goal setting is exhilarating. Reaching for that north star and claiming our dreams generates optimism and uplifts our spirits. But as for making prudent goals, and then achieving them—that’s a harder nut to crack. In order to really reach for the sky, goal planning and execution require deliberate strategy. Many goals suffer from the Goldilocks …

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Best Morning Routine

Productivity

The Secrets of the Successful: The Best Morning Routine to Effect a Fruitful Day

It’s easy to wonder how successful and wealthy people thrive and stay on top of their games. It’s not uncommon to hear that successful personalities like Oprah Winfrey credit their productivity to having the best morning routine. By taking advantage of their mornings, they gain control of their lives. You wonder and then wander into …

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Max 8 min read

Starting a new job

Culture

Starting a New Job? 9 Expert Tips to Guarantee Success

@teamly For additional information on this topic, feel free to check out this Youtube video from our channel. Now, onto the main content… Congratulations on landing your new job! Starting a new job marks an exciting period in anyone’s career. It also comes with much curiosity and uneasiness. You’re probably wondering what to expect, and …

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Max 10 min read

Hiring Virtual Assistant Philippines

Best Practices

How a Virtual Assistant From the Philippines Gives You the Lifestyle You Crave

Working for yourself has a lot of allure. Setting your own schedule means you can start the day at 10 am without worrying about a punitive boss, or, on a whim, shut down the computer and hit the fairway for the afternoon. Right? Well, for many, unfortunately, this isn’t exactly the case. The to-do list …

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Max 8 min read

Effective Meeting Agenda

Culture

Who Else Wants to Create an Effective Meeting Agenda?

@teamly For additional information on this topic, feel free to check out this Youtube video from our channel. Now, onto the main content… We have all been to those unproductive, time-suck meetings where the most important thing isn’t even covered. Or meetings that are irrelevant for half the people in attendance. Time spent at a …

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Max 5 min read

Social Loafing

Best Practices

Tired of Slackers at Work? The Secrets Behind Social Loafing: and What to Do About it

Have you ever shown up to a potluck with a liter of soda and a bag of chips, then helped yourself to a plateful of baby back ribs? Or participated in a book group discussion without having read the book? If we’re honest, we do things like this every day. These are examples of a …

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Max 8 min read

Eat That Frog

Productivity

It’s Crunch Time: How Eating the Frog Cures the Loafer in Us All

Renew license plate tabs, schedule dentist appointment, empty inbox, go to gym, call air-conditioner repair, purchase light bulbs: if you’re like everybody else, your daily to-do list includes at least one or two pesky tasks you’d just as soon save for tomorrow. The problem is, when we delay these things, the issue compounds. And we …

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