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Deadlines: a boost

Deadlines: a boost | Innovatus | Scoop.it
When you work with a team of smart people, deadlines can actually be positive thing. But there’s a catch: deadline cannot be fake. If the deadline is something with meaning for end users (not...
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Career Choices You Will Regret In 20 Years

Career Choices You Will Regret In 20 Years | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Every day we are faced with choices in our careers that will affect us over the long term. Should I volunteer for that new project? Should I ask for a raise? Should I take a sabbatical? Should I say yes to overtime?But sometimes we miss the biggest choices that will cause us to look back on our careers 20 years from now with pride and contentment — or regret.Here are some of the career choices we often make but will regret deeply in 20 years’ time:Pretending to be something you’re not. Maybe you’re pretending to be a sports fan to impress your boss, or you’re kee
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Deliver Working Software Frequently

Deliver Working Software Frequently | Innovatus | Scoop.it
The Agile Manifesto says "Deliver working software frequently". Learn to do that. The rest will follow.
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The Disease of Being Busy

The Disease of Being Busy | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Our overscheduled lives leave little time for contemplation and reflection. How do we enable each other to pause and reflect together and ask how our hearts are doing?
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Your Worst Enemy Is Yourself | Java Code Geeks

Your Worst Enemy Is Yourself | Java Code Geeks | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Here’s the thing… You could have been exactly where you want to be right now. You could have gotten the perfect job. You could have started that business you always wanted to start. You could have gotten those 6-pack abs. You could have even met the love of your life. There has only been one thing standing in your way, and there will always be one thing standing in your way–you! You are constantly at war with yourself Ask most people what they need to do to solve their problems and they can giv
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Taming the Mammoth: Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think

Taming the Mammoth: Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think | Innovatus | Scoop.it
We all care way too much what other people think of us. Here's why.
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How to Avoid Work: A 1949 Guide to Doing What You Love

How to Avoid Work: A 1949 Guide to Doing What You Love | Innovatus | Scoop.it
"Life really begins when you have discovered that you can do anything you want."

"There is an ugliness in being paid for work one does no
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Yes Virginia, even agile teams roadmap!

Yes Virginia, even agile teams roadmap! | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Roadmaps will give your organization enough foresight into the future to anticipate and deal with speed bumps.
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Beware These Tricks for Making You Look Bad in Meetings

Beware These Tricks for Making You Look Bad in Meetings | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Ah, meetings. Can’t live with them, can’t live without them.Being happy at work is important, of course. Being with other people generally boosts mood, and ideally, meetings should be a source of
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Micromanagers: Flushing Companies Down the Toilet, One Detail at a Time

Micromanagers: Flushing Companies Down the Toilet, One Detail at a Time | Innovatus | Scoop.it
People don’t leave bad companies. They leave bad bosses. They don’t leave flawed organizational structures and abandon lousy products and technology. They leave flawed leadership. No matter how
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10 Signs It's Time For A Major Life Change

10 Signs It's Time For A Major Life Change | Innovatus | Scoop.it
While there are plenty of happy changes we seek in life — new relationships, a makeover, a car — for most of us, change represents uncertainty. With uncertainty comes insecurity and worry.
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Seth's Blog: No is essential

Seth's Blog: No is essential | Innovatus | Scoop.it
If you believe that you must keep your promises, overdeliver and treat every commitment as though it's an opportunity for a transformation, the only way you can do this is to turn down most opportunities. No I can't meet with...
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2 Times to Play Planning Poker and 1 Time Not To

2 Times to Play Planning Poker and 1 Time Not To | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Because Planning Poker is a consensus-based estimating approach, I recommend using Planning Poker on product backlog items rather than sprint backlog tasks.
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The Power of Good

The Power of Good | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Use French and Raven’s Five Forms of Power to identify legitimate, reward, expert, referent and coercive power bases and build your own influence at work.
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What Do the Words You Use Say About You?

What Do the Words You Use Say About You? | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Speaking positively and using words related to “insight” is associated with outstanding achievement
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Caffeine: The Silent Killer of Success

Caffeine: The Silent Killer of Success | Innovatus | Scoop.it
This week's tip for improving your performance is the most simple and straightforward method I’ve provided thus far. For many people, this tip has the potential to have a bigger impact than any other
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How Successful People Stay Calm

How Successful People Stay Calm | Innovatus | Scoop.it
The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90%
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Test-Driven Development: Good or Bad?

Test-Driven Development: Good or Bad? | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Is Test-Driven Development dead or helps teams to get better? Huib Schoots gives his point of view on this article.
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Seth's Blog: Your choice

Seth's Blog: Your choice | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Habits are a choice Giving is a choice Reactions are a choice Ideas are a choice Connections are a choice Reputation is a choice The work is a choice Words are a choice Leading is a choice No one can...
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No, a Product Owner doesn’t need programming skill

No, a Product Owner doesn’t need programming skill | Innovatus | Scoop.it
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"I expect a product owner to have the information and authority to decide which features to build next and what it means to use those features. This means that this person should either know those things or be able to figure them out, and feel comfortable taking the responsibility to do that. "

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