We: Prioritizing Tasks for Teams
Available now, content being released between now and March 2020.
What does your team do every day?
Are you surprised by what they are doing?
Are their tasks aligned with yours?
Are their simple questions major disruptions for you?
Are deadlines looming?
Are customers and upper management worried about your progress?
If the answers to these questions make you uncomfortable, it's likely you are part of a team that can't prioritize their work. Prioritization needs are usually side effects of lack of alignment, poor understanding of workflow, or blind adherence to an unrealistic plan. Indeed, the list of root causes could go on and on.
The remedies like in understanding work, building a system to manages complexity, and being honest about the team's needs as professionals.
This mini-course deals with these difficult issues head-on and provides real, implementable solutions.
I have spent my career building large systems. From subways, to cities, to companies, to software, to skyscrapers. The movement of an idea from its first inception to completion excites me.
Human endeavor requires people, capital, sweat, and a lot of frustration, but it is rooted in a central belief that we can create something from nothing and make the world a better place in the process.
Prioritization, our daily work, goal setting, planning, how we set up our systems to achieve results: all these rest in our ability to learn, to respond elegantly to change, and collaborate.
These classes take everything from my experiences and provide real, tangible, and realistic avenues for change.
StartContext 1: The Collaborative Landscape. Who Am I Working With? (12:05)
StartContext 2: Customer Needs - Who Needs This Work? (New!) (21:22)
PreviewContext 3: Quality. Can The Work Be Completed? (New!) (20:58)
StartContext 4: Selection and Planning. When Do We Need To Start? (Mar 2020)
StartContext 5: Handoffs are Priority. What Do My Peers Need? (Mar 2020)
StartContext 6: Cleaning Our Mess and Improvement Tasks. What Stands In Our Way of Success? (Mar 2020)
StartContext 7: Building Systems that Autoprioritize: What Prioritization is Obvious? (Mar 2020)
StartContext 8: Role Definition & Situational Awareness: Who am I and Why am I here? (Mar 2020)
StartContext 9: Working Against Our Will: What Work are We Forced to Do? (Mar 2020)
StartContext 10: Dealing with Complexity and Real Emergencies: What Requires Special Attention? (Mar 2020)