Who is visiting my site and what are they doing? The importance of website analytics.

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Have you ever wondered who is coming to your website and what they are doing on it? Website analytics are a great thing. I have experienced the glories of analytics both from a corporate perspective and an individual perspective and am here to offer some advice and insights about them. Continue reading


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Promoted to Guest – when I had the bullseye on my back

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As some of you know and some of you do not I was part of the biggest layoffs in Target Corp history. 13 percent of Target HQ equaling over 1700 people lost their jobs in a period of a few months, most being let go in what turned into a media heyday in mid-March, or as I have coined it Tuesday Bloody Tuesday. Continue reading


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Women in Agile Research Project – Help Needed! Men welcome, too!

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As some of you know, I am completing my Master of Art in Organizational Leadership concentrating in Strategic Management this semester. As part of my graduation requirements, I need to complete a leadership action project. I chose a project to understand why women are less involved in the Agile community than men.

I conducted interviews with seven women to discuss the issue and based on their responses came up with some key themes. I am using a survey to validate these themes and potentially gather new themes around why people are involved and why women are less involved. You can help by taking the survey and passing it on to your Agile counterparts. Men’s input is welcome, too! Continue reading


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Sponsorship vs. Mentorship – what’s the difference?

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There are many articles out there that talk about the importance of having a mentor, especially for women. Sheryl Sandberg discusses it in Lean In. Companies have mentoring programs for new employees, employees who have been there for awhile, and veteran employees. There is co-mentorship, reverse mentorship, peer mentorship, executive mentorship and every type of mentorship in between – but what we’re missing is sponsorship. Continue reading


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The battle I’m sick of fighting

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A rant about estimates, #noEstimates, relative estimating, story points, ideal days. You might learn something or more likely will just be mildly entertained. What else did you expect for a return from a 6+ month hiatus? Oh and also a sneak peak into my research project and how YOU can get involved — check back in March. Continue reading


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