Eleven Tips for Creating a Meeting Agenda

Some of us would live blissfully if one never had to attend another meeting. Like it or not, meetings are still critical means to organizing groups of people. The worst meetings are those called for some vague purpose that is never clearly stated. People waste the first part of the meeting discovering and clarifying the purpose of the meeting. Avoid that by making a clear agenda so people come to the meeting prepared, and to complete business as quickly as possible.

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Using StackOverflow inside a Consulting Organization

Here is the results of some analysis that I did on using Stack Overflow as an internal question/answer and knowledge management system within the consulting organization that I work for. The conclusion is pretty good — about 4x return from the investment — and it is summarized in the following video.

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Finding a Good Meeting Time

The decision to call a meeting is separate from the decision of when to hold that meeting.  When calling a meeting, you usually have some idea who needs to be there.  Given this, you then go through a process to determine the best time for those people.   Here is how to do it in WeaverContinue reading

The Unpredictable Crisis

We have somehow endured the fourth week of sheltering at home for the corona virus, and we are beginning to understand the nature of this crisis.  It is also the 10 year anniversary of publication of “Mastering the Unpredictable.”  The corona virus response is unfolding exactly like an unpredictable crisis — both the good and the bad. Continue reading