My Blogs & Vlogs

Bring on the Location Manager

May 25, 2020 by Barc Category: Agile Executive, Management 0 comments Tags: location, teams

There are other places to work other than home or the office.

OpEx and CapEx in Agile

A few simple recommendations for managing OpEx and CapEx in Agile.

Working with Procurement in a more Agile way

A few tips on making Procurement part of your Sprint Zero Team

Setting Expectations for Vendor Resources

A few tips to make sure you get the right resources from your vendor for Time & Materials contracts.

The Agile Time and Materials Contract

How to make your Time and Materials (T&M) contracts with your vendors a little bit more Agile.

Telephone Interviewing Tips

Usually, the first interview with a new company is a telephone screen (a 'screener'). It may not even be with the hiring manager or a person you might ultimately work with. This article gives a few tips on how to ace it.

The Agile Fixed-Price Statement of Work

Apr 08, 2019 by Barc Category: Uncategorized 0 comments

Most folks try to jam both fixed-price and time-and-materials work into the same contract. I recommend, for more agility, break off the fixed-price work into another contract, but still request your vendors to follow your sprint, demo, and AC process.

Business Agility: The Master Services Agreement

The first in a series discussing ways to help your entire organization deliver value a little faster.

Telephone Interviewing Tips

Feb 17, 2019 by Barc Category: Uncategorized 0 comments

I do so many telephone interviews. I wish most candidates knew these basics.

The biggest challenge with new consulting engagements

Jan 14, 2019 by Barc Category: Uncategorized 0 comments

Sometimes the business problem is not the biggest challenge.