Management

Management

OKRs by Projects

After “Management-by-Objectives” (MBO) didn’t live up to its expectations of both employees and managers, its successor, “Objectives and Key Results” (OKRs), came to the rescue. While the OKRs approach is currently being held in high regard on the organizational C-levels, the link between strategic goals and execution of those goals remains an open challenge. The good news is that this gap can be easily addressed and fixed. Read…

Management

The Right Genes for Your Project

Every project is like a unique animal. Those “animals” are defined by their “genes,” which result in different abilities, such as agility, strength, and survival chances in various environments. The project’s purpose defines what genes are best. For example, a Chihuahua wouldn’t be very effective in defending your home. A Great Dane would be more successful in intimidating a possible home intruder. It is, therefore, crucial to define projects according to their natural inclinations and intentions: their project “genes.” Read…

Management

You Are About to Outsource Your Soul! Don’t.

“That is not our core business” has been a widespread mantra for decades. Anything deemed “non-essential” is better done “by someone else,” e.g., an outsourcing partner. The tricky part is to avoid outsourcing the wrong business areas, especially when it comes to outsourcing software. Read…

Technology

Technology

The Future Car Design

of change has become a sea change in the car industry. It is now clear that the future of individual mobility will be electric and self-driving. We have gone a long way from the early car design, as we can see in the above picture. How could a future car look like? Read…

Technology

The Greatest Business Idea Ever

Many immensely successful business ideas once appeared ridiculous. For example, self-driving electric cars were deemed crackpot ideas, yet Tesla Motors is now is more valuable than all legacy carmaker stocks combined. But there is a larger industry waiting for the next revolution, and the size of this industry is many times that of the auto industry. Read…

Technology

Quo Vadis, Atlassian?

Atlassian has become a very attractive vendor of project management applications. An acquisition of Atlassian would have numerous implications to business across many engineering-centric industries. The question may be not “if” but “when Atlassian will become acquired?” Read…

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