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Don’t Cross the Streams: Keep Communication On-Topic & Modular

ghostbusters

Keep communication threads and workstreams on-topic and logically grouped in order to make management, documentation and transfer easier. At the start of projects and during sprints, you’ll have a lot of requests, questions, answers and clarifications to get out to your team. You’ll be tempted to throw everything into a big email or a single […]

Diplomacy Wins

Benjamin Disraeli, prime minister and diplomat

Keeping your project and your billing on track while accommodating the logistical, cultural, and accounting “quirks” of your team and/or client can require Disraeli-level diplomacy skills. Who Handles Diplomacy? Larger firms and agencies have account execs or “talkers” by some other name to deal with diplomacy on behalf of the team. They are there to […]