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#Workout – Premium Print Edition

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 14:46
M30 Workout

The new Management 3.0 #Workout book is already available in PDF, Kindle and ePUB versions. And in just a few weeks, readers will be able to get the Premium Print Edition as well. Nearly 500 pages of high-quality, full-color paper, with great design, awesome photos, crisp illustrations, and concrete practices. It will be the most colorful and practical management book ever published!

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Categories: Project Management

What’s Your Management 3.0 Story?

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:50
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Some readers told me they have used Moving Motivators during job interviews.

Some readers told me they used Delegation Boards on management teams.

Some readers told me they adopted Merit Money to get rid of bonuses.

I just visited REA Group in Melbourne, Australia, where they use lots of Management 3.0 practices, and have great experiences to share.

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Categories: Project Management

How to Be a 10x Better Speaker with 20 Benefits

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:36
speaking

Last week, one conference attendee told me my presentation at Agile Tour Toulouse was perfect.

It was very kind, but I didn’t believe her.

In five years, I have spoken at almost 100 conferences and joined a similar number of community and company events. Thanks to the many discussions I had with event organizers, I think I now understand how to be a more valuable speaker.

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Categories: Project Management

Mix Mashup

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:08
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The MIX Mashup is a gathering of the vanguard of management innovators—pioneering leaders, courageous hackers, and agenda-setting thinkers from every realm of endeavor

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Categories: Project Management

The Results of My First OKRs (Running)

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 21:34
2014-09-20 14.52.07

A popular topic in the new one-day Management 3.0 workshop is the OKRs system for performance measurement. (See Google’s YouTube video here.) Instead of explaining what OKRs are, I will just share with you the result of my first iteration. If you read this, you will get the general idea of how the OKRs system works.

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Categories: Project Management

Practices, Not Platitudes

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 15:27
Practices, Not Platitudes

I recently took part in a conversation about compensation of employees. Some readers offered criticism on the Merit Money practice, described in my new Workout book, claiming that Merit Money is just another way to incentivize people. The feedback I received was, “Money doesn’t motivate people”, followed by, “Don’t incentivize people” and “Just pay people well”.

Let me explain why I think this advice is useless.

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Categories: Project Management

Ten Thousand Baby Steps

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 15:35
Euro Disco/Dance

Last week, I added the last songs to my two big Spotify playlists: Euro Dance Heaven (2,520 songs) and Euro Disco Heaven (1,695 songs). I added the first of those songs to my playlists on December 16, 2010. That’s almost four years ago.

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Categories: Project Management

I’ll Speak for Free If You Write a Review

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 09:17
personal coaching color

For book authors, Amazon reviews are very important. Reviews sell books. The difference between 10 and 100 book reviews can mean the difference between obscurity versus visibility. 250 reviews? That’s celebrity status!

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Categories: Project Management

3 Questions for Peter Morville about Intertwingled

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 09:44
Intertwingled

Recently, I read the book Intertwingled, by Peter Morville. I liked it a lot! This was my tweet-size review:

Loved the stories and insights. It’s not only about information. It’s about life.

Peter’s book raised a few questions for me, and I decided to ask Peter for the answers.

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Categories: Project Management

Write a Tagline – Win a Book!

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 13:11
agile-methods

We recently improved the story that explains what Happy Melly is all about. We’re curious what you think! Read the story, and email your summary in 10 words or less to info@happymelly.com (deadline is Saturday, 20 September).

We’ll put the taglines to a vote! Two winners will be chosen: most popular and Happy Melly choice. Winners will receive a copy of the eBook “Introduction to Agile Methods” authored by Sondra Ashmore & Kristin Runyan – and donated generously by InformIT!

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Categories: Project Management

Why I Changed the Title of My New Book

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 14:40
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#WorkoutThe original title of my new book was Management 3.0 Workout. It was the result of a long and challenging process in which I learned that readers of my newsletter liked the Management 3.0 brand and also the workout metaphor that I used in many of my articles and chapters.

So, why did I change it to #Workout for the Amazon Kindle edition?

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Categories: Project Management

Define Your Target Audience

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:44
target audience

The big checklist that I used while writing my new book #Workout contained the following items:

Remove use of the words “agile” and “lean”
Remove use of the words “software” and “development”
Remove use of the words “Scrum” and “Kanban”

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Categories: Project Management

Hangout Interview

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 15:25
hangout-interview

Mads Troels Hansen had a some challenging questions for me in this hangout, such as…

“How do your introduce change in large organizations?”

Oh boy…

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Categories: Project Management

My New #Workout Book Is Best Selling on Amazon

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 14:04
#Workout

On Sunday, I uploaded the Kindle Edition of #Workout to Amazon.
On Monday, I notified all my friends on my exclusive mailing list.
On Tuesday, the book already had 26 great reviews and was listed as Best Selling in the Management category, which makes it one of the Hot New Releases.
I’m so happy! :-)

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Categories: Project Management

Why I Don’t Use Leanpub

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 15:21
Leanpub 3

It seems not a week goes by without someone asking me, “Why don’t you publish on Leanpub?” or “Have you considered writing on Leanpub?” or some other variation of the same question.

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Categories: Project Management

The Plague of Methods and Frameworks

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 16:33
Methods and Frameworks

I know of no industry in the world that is as infested with methods and frameworks as the software business. Whether it’s RUP, XP, Scrum, AUP, DAD, or SAFe, it seems IT businesses are always looking for yet another method or framework that they can “implement” next month.

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Categories: Project Management

Three Types of Activities

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 13:47
Three Types of Activities

Three types of activities are keeping you busy:

Type 1: Bad

These are the things you should not be doing. They are wasting your time but still you do them. Stop it!

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Categories: Project Management

13 Business Models for Book Authors

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 11:03
Business Models for Book Authors

It’s such a great time to write books!

The publishing world is transforming rapidly and smart authors–with a sense of business–will thrive on opportunities that didn’t exist until a few years ago.

It appears that almost one-third of all e-books sold on Amazon are published by indie authors. This is great news for everyone who loves freedom and independence (including yours truly). On the other hand, income for book writers seems to be declining steadily. This will only get worse now that Amazon has started offering subscriptions to read unlimited numbers of e-books, thereby moving in the same direction as Netflix (for movies) and Spotify (for music), further reducing the income for authors along the way.

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Categories: Project Management

Publish Book. Done. Next.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 14:42
Publish Book

One of the best thing about finishing a book is finishing the research. No more skimming through dozens of books–and thousands of pages–to find two or three nuggets of wisdom. No more digging through web pages, dictionaries, and Wikipedia entries, to get the details right between this word and that word. No more flipping through magazines, blogs, and news sites, just to see if my writing is still up-to-date on this topic or that topic.

Sorry, that’s not entirely true

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Categories: Project Management

Certificates, Yes and No

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 15:30
certificate color

It seems that the debate around certificates will never end.

Some people and organizations ask me to provide official certificates for participants of Management 3.0 events. What we offer now is a simple “Certificate of Attendance”. It only says that we confirm that a person participated in the event, and that he or she was physically present in the room. That’s all. We cannot certify knowledge or understanding, because I don’t know of any “tests” to validate that a person understands and is able to apply Management 3.0 principles and practices.

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Categories: Project Management