Introverts and Extroverts: Letting them both shine

I heard a good joke not too long ago: How do you tell the difference between introverted and extroverted engineers? The extroverts stare at YOUR shoes! Joking aside, we all work with both introverts and extroverts in our organizations and on our development teams. Creating an environment that helps both types shine …

Note and Vote: Effective Collaboration and Teamwork

What is “note and vote”? Note and vote (aka Nominal group technique (NGT)) is a structured method for brainstorming/decision making that encourages contributions from everyone. Why this technique? In a synchronous discussion (aka a meeting) where the goal is problem identification, solution generation, and/or decision making, things can quickly derail …