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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.

We Love Outlaws

Jan 14, 2019 by Barc Category: World 0 comments Tags: Outlaws

We are fascinated by those who pursue their own version of the truth because we do too, yet so often fail.

Hypnotism and Sleight of Hand.

Jan 06, 2019 by Barc Category: Leadership, Uncategorized 0 comments Tags: Magic

There's leverage in hypnotism and sleight of hand.

The Real Secret

Jan 04, 2019 by Barc Category: Creativity 0 comments Tags: Practice, Work

The real secret is to keep practicing, writing, and helping friends be successful.

My Clients, My Friends, My Dates.

Jan 03, 2019 by Barc Category: Consulting 0 comments Tags: Dating, Friends

tarting out with a new client is a lot like modern dating.   There are the Instagram posts (usually the first few boardroom meetings with PowerPoint decks) that make you look hip, smart, and on the cutting edge. Then there’s the boozy dinner, and if that works, someone will do a Google research to see […]

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