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

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.

How to Successfully Coach Your Sales Team to Drive Efficiency

Speaker: Steve Benson, Founder and CEO, Badger Maps

Coach based on critical skills and behaviors such as preparing for sales meetings, pitching, overcoming objections and closing. A great sales team starts with a manager who’s a great coach. You can manage activities and processes but people need to be guided to reach their full potential.

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.

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.

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 […].

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.

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.

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”.

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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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

Lead Meetings that Get Results and that People Want to Attend

Let's Grow Leaders

It’s a business cliche – people hate meetings. But I don’t think that’s true – we just hate bad meetings. Why are so many meetings a soul-sucking waste of time? It’s a business cliche – people hate meetings.

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.

Staying Objective in Sales Meetings

Women on Business

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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 […].

Reschedule meeting while Meeting Organizer is on vacation


A meeting scheduled in Outlook needs to be changed while the meeting organizer is out on vacation. What options are available other than calling the meeting organizer on their vacation or changing their password and logging into Outlook as them to update the meeting? office 365

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.

New Study: 2018 State of Embedded Analytics Report

embedding analytic capabilities to meet ever-changing market needs. analytics to meet this goal. 2018 STATE OF. EMBEDDED. ANALYTICS. REPORT The Sixth Annual Review of Embedded. Analytics Trends and Tactics | 2018 LOGI ANALYTICS STATE OF EMBEDDED ANALYTICS REPORT TABLE OF.

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.

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.

12 Best Practices for Leading Effective Meetings

Nathan Magnuson

” That was the ice-breaker that kicked off the worst meeting I’ve been a part of. The meeting ran 25 minutes long. In general, I tend to enjoy work meetings, but many business professionals dislike them – and often with good reason. Before the Meeting.

Three Simple Secrets to Running a Remarkable Meeting

Let's Grow Leaders

Everyone hates bad meetings. And bad meetings are everywhere. If you want to be a great manager, build a reputation of running great meetings, and watch for an immediate improvement in who shows up and what they contribute. Three Simple Secrets to Running a Remarkable Meeting.

Meet Your Goals with a Practical Product Strategy

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Practices for Professionals – Meetings Best Practice 1: Limit Meeting Attendees

Strategy Driven

Meetings provide a unique environment that facilitates collaboration through the provision of robust two-way communications. The post Practices for Professionals – Meetings Best Practice 1: Limit Meeting Attendees appeared first on StrategyDriven.

Meet Boston’s First Chief Information Security Officer


The post Meet Boston’s First Chief Information Security Officer appeared first on SailPoint. In March 2019, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced Greg McCarthy’s appointment as the city’s first chief information security officer (CISO).

The Hidden Gem in Family Business Meetings

Strategy Driven

I always respond that good communication is the most important thing to achieve, and family business meetings are the best way to achieve that. Family business meetings are a great way to accomplish good communication. Imagine them meeting.

Are You Ready for a Walking Meeting?

Women on Business

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5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery?

Teams Meeting Recording: Restrict Access


In Microsoft Teams, when a meeting is recorded, is there a way to make it NOT available to participants to download? The need case is that we have board meetings that will occur in a Team environment. We want to record the meeting for the purpose of spell correcting the transcription, and making minutes. I know you can bug into Stream as soon as the recording is available, and download it, then delete it. Is there a way to prevent attendees from accessing it though?

Where did you two meet?

I'm Programmer

The post Where did you two meet? Testing in Production Joke. 1 of 3. On the whiteboard of my programming class today. On the whiteboard of my programming class today. To throw around the office To throw around the office. Testing in Production Testing in Production.

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.

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided.