I sometimes need to remind business users, product managers and analysts of this. Within the parameters of what you want, gives us the cadillac of your dreams, and we’ll figure out a way to get there. But if you give us the tractor, sure we can do it, but chances are it’s going to look like a tractor and not the cadillac you were hoping for and thought we’d be able to infer from your…

If you didn’t see it yesterday, there is a new podcast in town. In all reality, there are probably a number of them, but this one is new to me. The past few months have put an exceptional load on people and businesses as they shift their workforces to working remotely bringing up a number of new struggles and changes which they are having to implement while running their current operations. I’ve likened it to…

Of all the meetings I attend, this one hurts. It always crops up near the end of a meeting where you think you have knocked it out of the park and then someone says – can you stay on the call so we can talk on this further. I don’t mind the questions, I don’t mind the discussion. What I mind is that I didn’t do enough to make the meeting feel comfortable for them…

The question is whether they want to. Whether you want to learn something is completely up to you and is the difference between someone else learning something new and you. People respect that you want to learn something new, that you are trying something new, that you are putting yourself out there to figure something out. Whether you get there is immaterial, it’s that you want to learn and that you are trying. Want more?…

If burnout is the scenario where you overwork yourself to the bone to get a delivery out the door, Anti-Burnout must be the scenario where you can’t focus to get anything done, you don’t feel like you can make anything happen and you don’t know where to start. While Burnout requires rest, stopping and breathing, Anti-Burnout requires you to do something to break out of the funk that you might be feeling. Some ideas; Make…