Tag Archives: collaboration

Pride and Joy Projects

May 8, 2014


3 full racks of Cisco CRS-1 routers

A common interview question is “What is the project you’re most proud of?” I love asking that question because most candidates light up and relax as they talk about a project they enjoyed. I love answering that question because I get to talk about the project that is still my pride and joy 10 years […]

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Creatives And Project Managers

November 23, 2013


Calendar of Work Hard, Training, Beer

Yesterday, two Art Directors and I had a brief discussion about how to plan for regular training for our art teams. Do we enter it as a task in our production management software? Or do we ensure we have enough slack in our schedule and let the artists self-organize for the training time? One Art […]

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Mission For Today: Offer Help

December 17, 2012


Team Help

Mission for today: offer your help to a really busy person on your team. Every team has at least one person who is always busy.  Not just normal busy.  Crazy busy.  As the year winds down, this person is likely rushing around trying to get everything done.  He or she may even look more tired or […]

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Beginner’s Guide To Outsourcing

August 26, 2012


Hire or outsource directions

It has come to that point and you can’t escape it: you have to outsource.  Whether you were part of the decision-making process or you were just told about it, you will need to adjust to a new reality.  Even if they are just down the street, working with an outside company will change how […]

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How To Foster Team Creativity

June 3, 2012

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Over the last couple of months, we have had quite a few conversations about how to create an innovative, creative environment for our team and in our company. It all started when the Creative Director for our project circulated a 2008 Harvard Business Review article on How Pixar Fosters Collective Creativity.  This article has circulated […]

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How Do We Solve The Women In Tech Leadership Problem?

April 22, 2012


Before our attention was diverted with the blockbuster acquisition of Instagram, Facebook recently caught media attention for not adding any women to its board of directors.  As a result, the women in technology leadership problem has been a hot topic around the blogosphere, which I read with avid interest. Being a former engineer, I am […]

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