HBR Blogger says Projects built on Short, Iterative cycles might just work

Harvard Business Review publishes an aggregated blog.  I like the content there, because there are varied perspectives from different writers, and the posts span a number of different topic areas. Recommended.

Better than Waterfall?

Recently, Jeff GotHelf posted an item comparing the old-school waterfall software development project management approach with a novel approach based on short, iterative development cycles with lots of customer feedback.

He thinks this new, unnamed project management model might actually bring some benefits.  !!  Hmm, I’ll have to check it out.  😉


HBR’s Six ways to be Excellent

Be excellent at anything!  Tony Schwartz of HBR tells us how to do it.

My takeaways:

  1. Whatever it is, Do it with passion.
  2. Practice practice practice, Deliberately and thoughtfully.
  3. Ritualize your practice.  (The ritual might be, Every day at 6am, or whatever.)
  4. Seek expert feedback, intermittently.
  5. Take breaks, Rest.