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Happy friday y'all, we made it!

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This is a choose your adventure type of question. 

 

  1. For the serious folks: What's the best career advice you've ever received?
  2. For the funny crowd: What is your favorite work related meme?

 


I'll go first... 

The best advice I have gotten (and that really stuck with me) is: "If you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted." 

Meme of choice: 

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Best advice: Work hard and be nice to people 

Favourite Work Meme: EstimatesTreatedAsDeadlines.jpg

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So you've worked with people pretending to be "agile"....

And/or consultancy-type stuff where all the good ones over-estimate by 4-16 times so that when the client treats them as a deadline, you actually have the room to do it..

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@Nic Brough _Adaptavist_  HAHAHAHAHA.... I like to call it Agile-fall

When I hear "deadline", I suggest using "want date" instead...and then explain the history of the term "deadline".  The PMO folks do not like it when I do that  :^)

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My old team works with a lot of people, our current scoring is that of all the clients saying they are "agile", it's only 1 in 4 that actually are.  And it's a worse score for Scrum - 80% say "we're Agile because we're doing Scrum... but we're doing this bit differently (in a way that means they're absolutely not Agile)"

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@Bill Sheboy - very good point, and I like the renaming, it shifts the focus from "you will..." to "we'd like it done by...", removing the painful and not-agile imperative. 

Although the more evil part of my brain wants to set it up so that when the (usually idiotic) "deadline" is set by the PMO, they're the ones who get shot when it's crossed.

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Yeah. "Target Date"

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Summer.Hogan Community Leader Aug 12, 2022

Great topic @Paula Pokusa!

The best career advice I have ever received 

Challenge Yourself. Say yes to the things that scare you!

And agree with @Stuart Capel - London - Work hard and be nice to people!

Best career meme for my role as a Product Owner/Product Manager

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OMG, so true.... I am a PM.  I totally get this.

For the serious folks: What's the best career advice you've ever received?

Take advantage of the free training and tuition assistance.

For the funny crowd: What is your favorite work related meme?

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saralie s_ Community Manager Aug 12, 2022

@Marjorie this is great advice!

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10/10 advice :) 

Craig Nodwell Community Leader Aug 12, 2022

For the serious folks: What's the best career advice you've ever received?

Documentation is common human courtesy.

For the funny crowd: What is your favorite work related meme?


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Andy Gladstone Community Leader Aug 30, 2022

@Paula Pokusa thanks for this post.

Best career advice: Completion, not perfection, is the goal you need to achieve.

Favorite Work related meme:

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Love that advice - thanks for sharing, Andy!

Alex Koxaras Community Leader Sep 11, 2022

Best advice: You are worth something. Don't let people tell you otherwise. If the latter happens you are definitely in the wrong environment.

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