We’ve seen teams make some odd decisions over the years, and the thing that we always end up puzzling over is, why? How come they made that decision?
Sometimes it seems like it’s just what they can agree on, even if no one’s happy. Underneath the surface, we observe, everyone seems to be striving for different objectives. Rallying around business value, the reason for the work in the first place, is one obvious way to bring diverse teams together...
This little phrase has been popping up all over lately, attributed to multiple sources. Here’s why it has such a powerful effect on how we approach IT work.
The most intuitive way to avoid mistakes is to plan carefully. Thinking about the big picture, ideally, means that every step you take moves you one step closer to the goal. And having a shared, common vision means that everyone can work independently and produce results that move the team forward. Result: less rework and less communication overhead. If complete, accurate, detailed plans don’t get you where you want to go, then, presumably, they aren’t complete, accurate or detailed enough.
Thinking about the big picture is pretty important, as far as it goes. The problem is that...
Okay, buckle your seatbelt for this one. It’s a simple idea that is essential for healthy design, innovation and producing high quality work, but it’s pretty counter-intuitive for most IT pros. Let’s start with the first part: “Start work as soon as possible,” or
How often have you heard, or maybe asked, this question, “When will the requirements be done and locked?” Or, “When will the research be finished?” Or, “When will spec be signed off?”
Most people like to ask these “When will the work be done” questions because we feel like the answer gives us a measure of progress. We know that when a certain category of work is complete, it adds to the road in our rear view mirror and less road remains ahead.
Too often, however, we find...
Greetings. I’m delighted that you’ve found your way here, since it means that you’ve read something, heard something, or had a conversation that inspired you, or got you wondering about a new idea.
We’ll make it as easy as we possibly can for you to grab a nugget here and there as your time and interest allow, or dig deep into a meaty topic that has particular application for you.
Delighted? Mystified? Tickled? Challenged? Let us know. We love the work we do and we think about it all the time. All of us at Navicet have a voracious appetite for insight and pragmatic approaches to hard problems. We’d love to hear your thoughts.
Take your time. We are glad you found us.