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Don’t you bring me no Bad News: How to Talk about Difficulty Topics

hwms.coverart We all have to bear bad news. It is what we have to do. Tell your box that he is wrong, your neighbor that she is disturbing the piece, your employee that he is fired. How do you do it? How Do you do it other than starting with the horribly awkward “I don’t bring bad news but…” Our cast members Evelyne and Sulley explore this question and propose an answer, an answer that comes following a bit of a skirmish in this new series that is part of “How We Manage Stuff.” [16915]Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Moving to Seattle (Series I)

hwms.coverart We didn’t move to Seattle.  We thought it would be cute to set s series there.  Office in a houseboat.  A houseboat with a basement.  Slugs.  Techies everywhere. This fall, the podcast moves to Seattle. Such moves keep us flexible, agile, ready to face any task. Well, perhaps any task. There is this problem with slugs. However, we’re in Seattle to consider the attributes of an innovative organization. In the process, we’re looking at four attributes: Vision, Refinement, Socialization, and Decision-making. But to do that, we have to settle into our office. A local property manager is some help (though not much) and our hardworking intern puts down her box of material to deliver the lyrical speech “Rohit that Slug had a mother.” [16405]Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

What Happens When the Bosses Are Gone? (Series I)

hwms.coverart The podcast producers still believe that they are making a serious contribution to the real world but the reality of our work is starting to appear.  Drama trumps the real world.  A good story is better than a bad truth.  And so the cast takes over the podcast. We know the answer to the question that this episode poses.   You know the answer to it. You wouldn’t be looking at this page if you didn’t. The only questions are “How will the staff get themselves out of this mess?” and “How embarrassing will it be for them?” [16335]Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Anna appeals to Elon Musk

errant.coverart Here’s the trouble with real people.  They don’t don’t write, they don’t call, they just aren’t reliable.  Anna the Intern made an appeal  to Elon Musk early in our run. Did she get a reply?  You tell me. Real people! Anna wants to be a player. She hopes to be a technology media mogul. For her next step, she hopes to host the next binge episode, though she has already hosted two, one on December 22 and the next on December 29. To achieve that goal, she has made an appeal to Elon Musk, though this appeal is also an apology for a slight she fears that she may have made. [16115]Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Anna on Agile 2 (Series I)

errant.coverart Drama has its uses and its limits.  Anna-the-Intern one more substitutes for the missing hosts and introduces this binge episode that incorporates the three episodes that started the discussion on Agile methods & Management: 210: What’s in a name? 220: What is new about Agile? 230: The Agile Manifesto [15316]Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Anna On Agile (Series I Summary)

errant.coverart Once Upon a Time, we were a conventional podcast with dramatic elements.  This is a summary of our early work when we had our cast try to explain the techinques of Agile Development. Contents: 240: How fast is fast enough 250: The Agile Designer 2600: What you see is what you get [15313]Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

An Audio Drama

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We tell you a story.  

Isn’t that enough?

No report.  No statistics.  

No effort to promote some point of view.  No desire to teach some theory.  

 We invent a fiction.  We look at characters.   We look at their relationships.  We ask how they make decisions.  

All to entertain you for a moment.  

All to help you understand the truth.

We’re How We Manage Stuff.  We’re an Audio Drama.  Let us tell you a story. 

 

Cast:

  • Center – Geoffrey Grier
  • Back – Sahara Ale
  • Center Right – Sarah Corbyn Woolf
  • Center Left – Debbon Ayer
  • Right – Ron Bianchi
  • Left – Jake Minevich
  • Skippy – Skippy

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