communication

It’s the law: Conway’s law

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Some people love to spout a law, rule or formula to validate their opinion or explain a situation. Problem is, I can’t remember which law is which or the difference between various rules. So, for the last few weeks, we’ve been posting brief explanations of the most common ones. The… Read More »It’s the law: Conway’s law

Three Amigos

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How do you ensure that requirements are communicated from subject matter expert (e.g. Product Owner) to those implementing the work (e.g. the development team)? We tend to avoid detailed requirement specifications nowadays, but tediously long meetings are equally unattractive. Some say that “Three Amigos” is the solution. There are various… Read More »Three Amigos

Johari Window

We all know that trust is the cornerstone of all good relationships, whether that be with family members, friends or even with our teams at work. Patrick Lencioni backs this notion up in his book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by illustrating that an ‘absence of trust’ will mean teams… Read More »Johari Window

Marshall Rosenberg

A better way to communicate?

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In my recent post; Individuals and Interactions over Processes and Tools I discussed how there may be difficulties with how we interact with each other.   So how might be a good way to talk to one another? Marshall Rosenberg, a well-known psychologist, created a communication process in the early… Read More »A better way to communicate?