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Next Webinar: Refactoring the Agile Quadrants

Agile development hit mainstream recognition a long time ago. Yet there is often uncertainty and turmoil around what “agile development” means, in theory and in practice, and the place of testing within it. The confusion affects agile projects and the people in them. There have been some discussion points, such as Mike Cohn’s Agile Testing…
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Next Webinar: Change without Authority, Only Influence

While we often don’t have any formal authority or power to initiate a change, we might have influence. Regardless of where we sit in the power structure, it is possible to become a driving force for change. It’s not easy, it might cost us more than we are willing to pay, but making change happen…
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Next Webinar: Taking A Read On 2019

It’s that time of year again, when Peter and Mark explore the best books that they have read (or re-read, or re-re-read, or… you get the point) in the past year. The point being that they may have been published in 2019. But regardless of when they were published, they were most certainly relevant and…
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Next Webinar: You Are Your Own Imposter: A Guide to Recognizing and Dealing With Imposter Syndrome (RESCHEDULED)

For some, life feels like an endless journey of excitement and accomplishment. They move from success to success, opportunity to opportunity, revelling in their ability to show up, face the challenges of the day and successfully apply their skills and talents. For others, life feels like an endless tunnel of dread and anxiety. The move…
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Next Webinar: Dammit! That’s Not What I Meant!

Inferior communication often results in increased stress, lost opportunities, misused resources, lost money and wasted time. Relationships and projects suffer. Effective communication builds relationships, boosts career success and enhances project completion. Say what you mean, get your message understood and acted upon. This month, guest presenter George Torok dives into strategies to communicate effectively and…
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Next Webinar: You Are Your Own Imposter: A Guide to Recognizing and Dealing With Imposter Syndrome

For some, life feels like an endless journey of excitement and accomplishment. They move from success to success, opportunity to opportunity, revelling in their ability to show up, face the challenges of the day and successfully apply their skills and talents. For others, life feels like an endless tunnel of dread and anxiety. The move…
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Next Webinar: So You’re a Manager… Now What?

When I became a manager, I was incredibly naïve about what it meant ‘to manage’. I micro-managed everything. I had no sense of how to spend my time. I rushed from one task to another without any attempt to think about what I should be doing and ultimately, I failed in my new role. Not…
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Next Webinar: Facilitation Success (& Failure)

The topic of facilitation is continuing to preoccupy us (and this webinar series). Mark’s final comment last month was that “success in facilitiating is abstract.” There is no way to directly measure it, except by whether or not you helped guide the group to where it needed to go. And a great question we didn’t…
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Next Webinar: The Arcane Art of Facilitation, Take 2

There are few greater challenges than facilitating a meeting well. There is process behind it, and there are guidelines. There are strategies you can employ in some situations, and yet those self same strategies will fail you utterly in others. And there is very little guidance around which situation will succeed, and which will epically…
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Next Webinar: The Limitations of SMART Delegation

Managers must learn to delegate. If the mandate of a manager is to manage the activities of others, then the ability to delegate effectively is a necessary, even mandatory, skillset. To that end, we’ve glommed onto an effective methodology known as SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Reasonable and Time-bound). We learn to use it, once we…
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