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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Practices for Professionals – Meetings: The Purpose of Holding Meetings

Strategy Driven

Business professionals commonly attend multiple meetings each day. While consuming a significant portion of the individual’s time, these meetings seldom provide an adequate return on investment for the participant or meeting sponsor.

Making a Success of Your Next Big Meeting

Strategy Driven

When you hold a meeting of any sort, it’s highly likely that you will feel a little nervous beforehand. Meetings are relatively intimidating situations, and the pressure is on to perform to the best of your capability. It’s extremely rare that a meeting will pop up last minute.

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.

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.

Meet Oracle Modern Business Experience Speaker Jaret Balter

Apps Associates

I decided the legal career path wasn’t … Continue reading "Meet Oracle Modern Business Experience Speaker Jaret Balter". The post Meet Oracle Modern Business Experience Speaker Jaret Balter appeared first on Apps Associates.

Staying Objective in Sales Meetings

Women on Business

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Let’s meet our progrmmer

I'm Programmer

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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.

Take Charge of Your Meetings!

Strategy Driven

Meetings are essential for any business. However, all too often, poor communication can turn a meeting into a drawn-out, ineffective waste of time. Here are five tips to help you transform your meetings from a waste of time to an effective meeting of the minds: Speech skills matter !

Meeting the Needs of the Modern Consumer

Strategy Driven

Here’s a look at ways many of today’s successful companies are meeting the needs of the modern consumer. When it comes to social media, meeting the needs of the modern consumer becomes more complicated.

7 Ways to Make Meetings More Effective Over the Summer

Strategy Driven

When our meetings aren’t run properly, it’s a waste of time and money, especially during summer slump months. Here’s how to make meetings more effective over the summer. Summer days at the office can drag on, and so can meetings. But meetings are expensive.

Code n00b: Meat Computer, Meet Computer

The New Stack

The post Code n00b: Meat Computer, Meet Computer appeared first on The New Stack. Have, in fact, had it for quite some time without realizing. I guess I assumed feeling tired and crappy all the time was just, I dunno, winter or something.

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.

Seven Quick Strategies for Effective Scrum Stand-Up Meetings

Atomic Spin

The daily stand-up meeting is an important component of the SCRUM process. However, if you do a stand-up meeting wrong, it can become a real drag—and a time-waster. Here are my strategies for keeping the stand-up meeting effective.

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.

Are You Ready for a Walking Meeting?

Women on Business

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Effective Meetings: A Round Up


I love SCRUM methodology because it focuses on making meetings effective. A quick stand-up meeting everyday to track progress. One of the biggest wastes in any organization are ineffective meetings. I have always believed that meetings (specially with the team) are a great forum to inspire action, instill a sense of urgency and get things done. I have written earlier about effective meetings and there are other great authors who have written about it.

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?

Practices for Professionals – Meetings Best Practice 5: Agendas

Strategy Driven

Key to running an efficient meeting is a well-structured agenda. These documents, published before the meeting, help presenters and attendees prepare for the meeting and then support meeting facilitators ensure the meeting stays on topic and on time.

Meet The Coach: Kemmy Raji


Continuing with the “ Meet The Coach ” series, we have Kemmy Raji - an Agile Coach and Trainer who has been embracing agile principles and practices for over 10 years. Activities and chores are planned out and it must meet the standard of acceptance that we agreed upon as a family.

How to Run a Great Team Offsite Meeting

Women on Business

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How To Prepare For Your Next Big Meeting

Strategy Driven

There comes a time in every business owner’s lives where they need to host a meeting that could affect the future of the company. However, meetings can be daunting and it’s important to prepare wisely so that you can nail it on the head. Pick a professional meeting room.

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.

Meet Dell Technologies at BVE 2019

Armughan Ahmad - Dell EMC

Digital technology is changing the way we live, work and play. For the media and entertainment industry, understanding and leveraging the power of digital technology to create enhanced, immersive customer experiences has become an everyday reality.

Modern Web Security Meets Modern Load Balancing with NGINX

Signal Sciences

NGINX Certifies Signal Sciences Dynamic Module. DevOps, microservices, hybrid and multi-cloud are fueling growth for companies taking a modern approach to deploying applications.

Practices for Professionals – Meetings Best Practice 3: Setting Durations

Strategy Driven

In the age of electronic calendars, we too often allow meeting durations to be established by our software’s preprogrammed defaults, typically 30 minutes to one hour. The post Practices for Professionals – Meetings Best Practice 3: Setting Durations appeared first on StrategyDriven.

Practices for Professionals – Meetings Best Practice 4: Scheduling

Strategy Driven

Scheduling meetings becomes particularly difficult when they involve numerous or senior level attendees. That said, there are several rules of thumb when scheduling meetings that can help ensure on-time attendance by those individuals needed to achieve the meetings objectives.

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.

How to Run a Staff Meeting

Next Level Blog

They go to their meetings, sit in on their calls and attend their presentations. Improving Communications Organizational Development Personal Presence executive presence staff meetings

Meet the Engineer: Sravya Tirukkovalur

Cloudera Engineering

Meet Sravya Tirukkovalur (@sravsatuluri), a Software Engineer working on Apache Hadoop security at Cloudera. The post Meet the Engineer: Sravya Tirukkovalur appeared first on Cloudera Engineering Blog.

Meet the Coach: Cliff Hazell


Since then I've been working with many different companies and teams of teams to improve how we work together to meet customer and employees needs better.

Practices for Professionals – Meetings Best Practice 2: Effective Scheduling

Strategy Driven

As meetings consume significant portions of every professional’s work life, it’s imperative they be conducted in as effective and efficient a manner as possible. The proper handling of meetings begins with their scheduling.

Build a Successful and Results-Driven Sales Culture

Speaker: Gary Galvin, CEO, Galvin Technologies

You will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to: Hold a meaningful and metric-driven weekly sales meeting. Master 1:1 sales meetings. Every business asks the same question: How can we increase revenue?