In January 2022, I started the Communication Genius course from one of the best public speaking coaches. Lesson 2 is full of simple but efficient instructions how to communicate quickly in a stressful situation. There are tips what to say and there are also some things which are better not to use in a quick conversation.
If you meet the boss, an important client or an investor in the elevator and you have only 40 seconds not to miss a chance.
In January 2022, I started the Communication Genius course from one of the best public speaking coaches - to be a bit less toxic and more efficient 🙂
Lesson 1 discovers:
What is the purpose of communication? What are the two parts of success? Why should you clearly define and write down your real goal? How to consider your Audience? What is the Format and its elements: Time, Place, Dress Code and Genre and how to use them?
Interesting to learn how your mind makes judgments. Two types of judgments: predictive and evaluative. How to measure errors from bias and noise. How to measure the cost of noise. And how to deal with catastrophic consequences.
Drilling down the noise to three components: system noise, level noise, and pattern noise. How to measure (and compensate) the noises. Occasional noise as a part of pattern noise. How to compensate occasional noise: wisdom-of-crowds effect, crowd-within-the-one effect, second answer effect, and dialectical bootstrapping tool.
How the group work influences the noise. Informational cascade and social pressure cascade. How to deal with them. The effect of group polarization.
Do you realize how seriously your organization is affected by bad decisions? There are two types of errors in human judgments: Bias and Noise. Bias is a very widely recognized problem, and you definitely heard about it. Noise is not so widely recognized. Yet, it affects MANY decisions in ALL the industries.
There is a huge Noise in government decisions. There is a huge Noise in commercial companies.
Noise can be made visible and can be reduced. It is harder to measure the noise in unique singular decisions, but it is still there and it still can be reduced.
Do you use daily standup meetings?
How standard daily standups are organized Everyone (one-by-one) is asked about: yesterday activities, today activities, blockers.
But this approach has common problem: people are not always listen to others! Because the next person thinks what to say when it’s their turn.
There is a better model - “Walking the Board” Discuss every ticket on the board one-by-one. The person who worked on the ticket says a few words, can raise any problems that are immediately addressed.
Project Management Institute has published fresh salary survey - 12th edition (2021)
This survey contains salaries of professionals involved into project management activities: from Project Management specialists through three levels of Project Managers to the CEO of an organization.
Many countries were surveyed. And the data can be reviewed in many dimensions, such as years of work experience, educational level, PMP status, gender, industry and many more.
Direct link to the SUMMARY REPORT on PMI website
Today is International Volunteer Day!
Congratulations to all volunteers from all over the world!👋 We make this world a better place. 👍
I am volunteering for Project Management Institute and PMI Moscow since 2010. And I am sure that PMI is the best professional non-commercial organization in the world and it provides the best volunteering opportunities!
My main activities with PMI were:
Work at PMI Moscow board - mostly IT-related stuff and helping colleagues Translation and translation validation of PMI standards, books and PMI exam questions PMI exam development (the most mind-blowing tasks) and validation.
Agile Manifesto changed the software development world in 2001.
However it is just a set of principles. This is why it has led to the evolve of many different Agile frameworks that have crystallized and become widespread.
However different frameworks has different focuses:
Lean/Kanban - teaches how to eliminate waste in delivery pipeline Scrum - promotes leadership inside the teams and defines how to deal with constantly appearing changes Extreme Programming (XP) - shows how to build the highest quality software SAFe - enables large organizations to work as many agile teams connected together … They also have different team structures/roles, different prescribed activities, different slang, etc…
Did you know that the Scrum guide was recently updated and translated to many languages?
Worth reading as most of us are working in Scrum-based frameworks. It is just 11 pages of content in large font 😀
English language: 2020-Scrum-Guide-US.pdf All other languages: https://scrumguides.org/download.html