MOOC: People Analytics

These are my notes from MOOC from Coursera on People Analytics by University of Pennsylvania. Performance Evaluation “For any given level of effort, a range of outcomes can occur due to factors outside the employee’s control.” i.e. skils vs luck “Chance doesn’t persist. And if the challenge is to parse skills from chance, the single […]

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MOOC: Leading Teams

Here are my notes from Leading Teams MOOC from Michigan on Coursera. What is the Optimal Team Size? Benefits of larger teams More capabilities Moe resources More information and input More ideas and possible solutions Benefits of smaller teams More cohesive higher member satisfaction Faster decision making, consensus More effective individual contribution For startups, larger founding […]

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Lecture: Emotional Intelligence

Here are some notes based on the training at work today. What is emotional intelligence? “The ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others, and use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships.” — Emotional Intelligence 2.0 Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves Key components of emotional intelligence Personal competence Self-awareness Self-managment Short-term: In […]

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Book: Priming Kanban

A manager recommended “Priming Kanban: A 10 step guide to optimizing flow in your software delivery system” by Jesper Boeg. It’s a short read with many good points. Here are my notes: What is Kanban? “Visualize Work”: “Visualize every step in your value chain from vague concept to releasable software.” “Limit Work-in-Progress (WIP)”: “Set explicit limits […]

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Book: Leading the Transformation

“Leading the Transformation: Applying Agile and DevOps Principles at Scale” by Gary Gruver and Tommy Mouser This is a good read that I would recommend to managers and leaders looking to transform your organization toward Agile and DevOps. This book is a short read and provides high-level directions and best practices leaders should do. For implementation […]

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