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Incentives in a creative economy

Incentives in a creative economy

28 Sep 2017

By Brand Zietsman – Agile Consultant, IQ Business The “Scientific Management” method was introduced by Fredrick W Taylor in 1911. In part, it focuses on the role of management. Management is responsible for determining the best method to complete each task through time and motion study, training the worker in this method, and keeping individual records […]

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Agile – the Chicago way

Agile – the Chicago way

28 Sep 2017

By De Waal Hoon – Agile Consultant, IQ Business I was having a discussion with a Development Manager recently about their challenges in delivering software “as promised”, when I was reminded of the 1987 movie The Untouchables starring Sean Connery, Kevin Costner and Robert De Niro to name just a few of the big stars. […]

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Team self-structure and self-selection

Team self-structure and self-selection

28 Aug 2017

By Brand Zietsman – Agile Consultant, IQ Business Background Recently, I worked with a team in an organisation that had just adopted Agile Methods. During my initial interaction with them, they identified concerns regarding the team’s structure and the relative strength of the current Agile teams. The team’s line manager had recently attended Management 3.0 and […]

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Smells like Team Spirit… or is it ‘poo-pourri’?

Smells like Team Spirit… or is it ‘poo-pourri’?

28 Aug 2017

Chardi Potgieter – Agile Consultant, IQ Business By now, everyone knows how critical teamwork is, whether it is a school project, a sports team, or in a work environment – the way that a team communicates and how well team members collaborate can make or break their progress towards achieving their goals. In 1965, Bruce Tuckman […]

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