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If every battle was an easy win, it wouldn’t be called a battle, it would be called a gimme. It would be an easy win. There would be no challenge. No purpose. No path. But an uphill battle? Well, that’s where it gets fun, because now it’s not a gimme, now you need to work for it.

Your last sprint will invariably be the best sprint you have ever worked on. You will put in all the extra time needed to get all those bugs in that have been bothering you forever. You’ll put that extra polish on those stories so they zip through QA without a bug. You’ll comment the heck out of your code so people can understand it. It will be your masterpiece. The question is – what’s stopping…

But you think you only have one right now because that is the one in front of you that you don’t know what to do with. But if you have the chance now, if you are looking the opportunity dead in the eyes right now, chances are you will have it again. You have to be willing to fight to get back to it. But it will be there.

Stunted Meetings are those where nothing gets accomplished. We go through the motions in the effort to achieve something, but the point, the magic of what it could be is gone and missing. All that is left are motions, motions we are going through, on their way to becoming emails.  A Stunted Meeting is a stale meeting, one that is no longer fresh, no longer interesting and no one truly cares if they miss it.…

There are lots of discussions coming out on work weeks… When should we work? How long should we work for? When should we take breaks? When should we send and write emails? How about instead of hiring people based on time, we hire them based on delivery. We need X delivered in the next Y months?  Is that possible?  Great go make it happen. The goal is that they get it done (and it’s reasonable)…