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Alexandru Gris
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Currently managing the Mail and Media SW development department from 1and1 Romania. Former Studio Production Manager at Ubisoft Kiev, Video
Currently managing the Mail and Media SW development department from 1and1 Romania. Former Studio Production Manager at Ubisoft Kiev, Video

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System Behavior Charts
Here is a technical (mostly) article, but with huge implications for decision making. Measuring various metrics is the cornerstone of informed, data-driven (or at least data aware) management. However, acting upon these metrics without a proper understandin...

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Notes On Management
On working with multiple managers Sometimes it happens that you are in a matrix organization and might have two managers with (somewhat) overlapping areas of responsibility. This is not necessary a bad thing. For once, it is a great opportunity to open your...

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Pyramid of Collaboration

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Thoughts
On elections and minority rights: A government (or any other type of organization) cannot use polls or election results as arguments for restricting the liberties of a segment of its population. It is complete nonsense to have the majority vote for the righ...

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Tech Blog Launched!
Here is a new one: I have started a tech blog on GitHub. :) Here it is: http://alexandrugris.github.io/ . I will also keep updating this one, as the two blogs have two very different intents behind. The management blog, this one, is mostly about ideas that ...

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Agile With Structure
Last year I passed the AgilePM certification (DSDM methodology). The main benefit this methodology brings is, I think, rigor and structure to the Agile world. It bridges the world of software development with the world of large enterprises, bringing in an a...

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Moving from Autonomous to Collaborative - A Must
Not a new idea, I think I met it first in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People , and I am becoming more and more aware of it as time passes by. I think the problem is that people view one's ability to act autonomously as the ultimate goal. It is great an...

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High Level Project Estimations
Yesterday, when I was reading this article [Harvard Business Review] about Agile budgets, I realized that, in many ways, I have been going a roughly similar path when providing high level estimates for my projects. For the document that exemplifies the meth...

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Agile Project and Portfolio Management for Business Projects
Traditionally Agile is recognized as a software development-specific set of methodologies. The Agile Manifesto, the document that defines the pillars of the Agile movement, seems to inexorably link it to software teams. But is Agile so specific to software?...
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