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Kanban and the ultimate process

Kanban Board

Kanban boards are a common sight now in many teams. It’s not just software development teams either. I’ve seen them used by all sorts of teams. One of the common mistakes I see people making with Kanban boards is creating one that reflects the perfect process, not the process they currently have. Kanban is a …

Cultivated Management

End of an era > The Social Tester

Front Cover Of The Social Tester Book

Cultivated management is my new blog home. It’s where I intend to share my thoughts and ideas on recruiting, managing, building learning focuses teams and personal development. But before this blog I spent 8/9 years blogging at The Social Tester. I’ve kept the blog open but I don’t intend to contribute many more articles to …

Cultivated Management, Productivity

Product Improvement Engine And Other Startup Ideas

Startup Playbook Screenshot

There’s a lot of great wisdom packaged up in this Startups Playbook by Sam Altman. It’s worth a long read. And then a re-read. And another re-read. “You want to build a “product improvement engine” in your company. You should talk to your users and watch them use your product, figure out what parts are sub-par, …

Education and Personal Development, Relevance and Responsiveness

Blazingly Simple Guide To Submitting To Conferences

There are many people who would like to speak at a conference but have a variety of reasons why they aren’t doing it. I know I found it almost impossible to stand up in front of a group of people without crumbling just a few years ago but now I’m doing big stages and Keynotes. …

Health and Longevity

5 Techniques To Leave Stress At Work

5 techniques to help you to leave work stress

5 techniques to leave your stress at work. It can be hard holding down a busy job and then leaving the problems, challenges and stresses at work – i.e. not bringing them home with you. It’s easy to bring home periodic stress and worry and this often leads to your home life becoming affected by …