Toxic meeting culture

Erik Bernhardsson

I spent six years at a company that went from 50 people to 1500 and one contributing factor leading to my departure was that I went from a “maker” to a person stuck in meetings every day. It wasn’t that I wanted to do that, but everyone else kept dragging me into meetings. There’s about 47 million blog posts about why meetings suck and I’m not going to pile more onto that heap. For the record – a well run meeting is great!

Facilitate Celebrated Triage Meetings

Modus Create

Every single one of us in software development has received a Triage Meeting invitation and thought or even responded with, “I don’t have time for this.” I have noticed that some, if not most, people don’t feel these meetings have significant importance or value. Because often these meetings do not impact their contribution to their project or add value to their agenda. Individuals who attend a Triage meeting should be contributors and influencers.

CTOs Should Embrace, Stick to a No-Meeting Day

You know the feeling: You open your calendar in the morning to find a completely booked day, back-to-back meetings and not even 15 minutes of time to complete any of the items on your to-do list. The post CTOs Should Embrace, Stick to a No-Meeting Day appeared first on

Article: Remote Meetings Reflect Distributed Team Culture

InfoQ Culture Methods

Are you having problems connecting with people in your distributed meetings? Do you feel like you and your remote colleagues don’t meet goals in your meetings? The problem may not be with the meetings. It might be the culture in which you run your meetings.

How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

struggle to integrate analytics into their products, business models, and pricing strategies in a way that meets a range of user. In meetings, adjust the position of the dots. HOW TO PACKAGE & PRICE EMBEDDED ANALYTICS.

Article Series - Remote Meetings

InfoQ Culture Methods

Remote Developer Meetings Culture & Methods Development articleIn this series we’ll look at how teams worldwide are successfully facilitating complex conversations, remotely.

Meet ‘misinfosec’: Fighting fake news like it’s malware

The Parallax

VANCOUVER—The last thing Emmanuel Vincent expected to do with his Ph.D. in oceanography and climate science was fact-checking news reports. But he found a compelling reason to dive into the fraught world of online journalism: He wanted to stop fake news.

Meeting Design

A List Apart

A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 2 (“The Design Constraint of All Meetings”) of Meeting Design: For Managers, Makers, and Everyone by Kevin Hoffman , available now from Two Waves. Better Meetings Make Better Memories.

Article: Great Global Meetings: Navigating Cultural Differences

InfoQ Culture Methods

Remote Developer Meetings Culture & Methods articleNavigating cross-cultural differences can be hard enough when team members are face-to-face, but when most communications are through some kind of technology—email, phone, IM, video, or online conferencing—it becomes infinitely more complex.

An Effective Business Review Meeting?

N2Growth Blog

If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be “ meetings ” ~Dave Barry. Everywhere I go I hear complaints about Business Review Meetings. Like a broken record every meeting.”. And their weekly (yes, you heard me right) 2 1/2 hour senior executive meetings are not only efficient and effective, but productive and strangely motivating as well. By John R. Childress.

Why “Build or Buy?” Is the Wrong Question for Analytics

while still customizing the end result to meet their exact. WHY “BUILD OR BUY?” IS THE WRONG QUESTION FOR ANALYTICS Introduction.1 When to Build Your Own Analytics. 2 When to Buy a Bolt-On Solution. 6 When to Take a Combined Approach. 9 About Logi Analytics.

How to Take Charge of Your Remote Meetings

Let's Grow Leaders

Lead remote meetings that get results and build relationships Tired of shadowy silhouettes, screechy feedback, and multitasking participants? Remote meetings are a daily fact of life for most leaders.

The next step in AI-based meeting management


Microsoft this spring has been rolling out intelligent features in Outlook designed to make work meetings both easier to schedule and more productive. Partners Workplace AI calendar collaboration Email Meetings Microsoft OutlookThe new features appear in Outlook’s email application and calendar. It seems like a pretty good marriage of artificial intelligence (AI) and enterprise productivity needs — and done in a way that […].

An Agile Triple Play: Business Process Re-Engineering meets SOA meets Large Scale Agile

Agile Alliance

This experience report will address the volatility, challenges and solutions implemented within a Fortune 500 Order to Delivery manufacturing program with the goal of re-engineering and aligning global business processes with Web-services and Service Oriented Architecture. The program utilizes large scale agile to manage multi-year planning of incremental releases with delivery of quantifiable business value in each release.

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10 Steps to Productive Meetings

N2Growth Blog

If you’ve ever watched an episode of NBC’s “The Office” you know exactly what unproductive meetings look like. The tragic news is many real world meetings too closely resemble a fictional Michael Scott get together. I won’t attend a meeting unless it is a good use of my time.

How to Successfully Coach Your Sales Team to Drive Efficiency

Speaker: Steve Benson, Founder and CEO, Badger Maps

Re-Defining Refining (Let’s make Backlog Refinement Meetings Engaging and Successful)

Many Scrum teams have a regular meeting scheduled on everyone’s calendar, even though it is not an official Scrum event. Scrum has grown up and what was formally casually called “Backlog Grooming” is now called “Backlog Refinement”.

Meet the SailPoint Engineering Crew


The post Meet the SailPoint Engineering Crew appeared first on SailPoint. What is it like to work at SailPoint? Get an inside look at what life on the SailPoint engineering team is like, and why they love what they do! Engineering

Should You Have a Meeting or Send an Email?

Let's Grow Leaders

Have you ever attended a meeting that should have been a quick email? In this episode, get the criteria you need to choose the right format to move your team forward, make sure you’re not wasting time with meetings that would […].

How to Stop Having Stupid Staff Meetings

Let's Grow Leaders

I asked the crowd, “Raise your hand if you’ve been to a really stupid staff meeting.” “Keep your hand up, if you find most staff meetings in your career could have been more efficient.” Most meetings suck, but staff meetings are amongst the suckiest.

Meet Your Goals with a Practical Product Strategy

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Making meetings work for you and your project


I can remember very clearly the worst meeting I was ever involved in. Leadership and Success Uncategorized Meetings program management project managementA “flagship” municipal project with the potential to bring world admiration to a city. This new project needed new IT systems. So 44 of us sat in a room together — architects, engineers, program and project managers, business analysts, change managers, release […].

Meet Linux Academy at the New York AWS Summit!

Linux Academy

Fill out this form , and we can schedule a time to meet while we are at the New York AWS Summit. The post Meet Linux Academy at the New York AWS Summit! Announcements Linux Academy aws aws summit aws summit new york meet up

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Software Test Automation Meets RPA


The post Software Test Automation Meets RPA appeared first on SailPoint. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a new technology that looks to eliminate manual repetitive tasks. It promises help for many different industries. Software testing and test automation is one area where RPA is expected to have a dramatic impact. With RPA, the software can be trained to perform repetitive QA tasks. Pilot Project.

Practical tips for scrum masters: Starting a meeting.

In this first episode I provide tips how to start a meeting. . In this video I comment on Koos Coach's retrospective. Note: this movie is dutch spoken. . Learn more in a PSM or PSMII class.

How King Crushes New Product Development using Data-Driven Insights

Speaker: Ian Thompson, Head of Business Intelligence at King, and Zara Wells, Strategic Customer Success Manager at Looker

King uses almost a competitive launch strategy for new games, as each game has a series of KPIs that it needs to meet.

Industry 4.0 Meets AI

Armughan Ahmad - Dell EMC

Today, we’re at a fascinating inflection point. Industry 4.0—a a long-used term in manufacturing—is now more mainstream, due to the availability of affordable IoT infrastructure, the desire to gain new business insights from data, plus the arrival of 5G (read more on our 5G perspective).

Meetings that Get Results and People Want to Attend: June Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival on meetings that get results and that people want to attend. The post Meetings that Get Results and People Want to Attend: June Frontline Festival appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

Meet the Coach: Elrich Faul


How did you first start your agile path and end up coaching with agile42?

Staying Objective in Sales Meetings

Women on Business

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5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Hollandse Hapjes: Praktische tips voor Scrum Masters: Een meeting starten.

Deze eerste aflevering bevat tips voor het starten van een meeting. . in deze video geef ik commentaar op de retrospective van Koos Coach. Opmerking: deze video is in het Nederlands. . Learn more in a PSM or PSMII class.

From Wasteful to Productive — How to Design Meetings for Success


Like most of us, Kevin Hoffman has experienced his share of nightmare meetings—ones that, in one way or another, were not focused on making decisions and progressing the team. He wanted to figure out how to make meetings more responsive and purposeful.

The Secret to Holding a Meeting that Gets Results

Let's Grow Leaders

You went to a meeting where you had invigorating discussions, examined alternatives, came up with a cool plan of action, everyone left the meeting feeling motivated, and then six weeks later you get back together. You can achieve all this in just ten minutes at the end of every meeting.

Sprint Retrospective Meeting


In this process, the Scrum Master and Scrum Team meet to discuss the lessons learned throughout the Sprint. The Retrospect Sprint Log is a record of the opinions, discussions and actionable items raised in a Retrospect Sprint Meeting. Retrospect Sprint.

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

Meet Collaborate 19 Speaker – Todd Ledet!

Apps Associates

Accounting came … Continue reading "Meet Collaborate 19 Speaker – Todd Ledet!". The post Meet Collaborate 19 Speaker – Todd Ledet! One of my classes in high school was accounting. During that time, I needed a tonsillectomy.