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The Trap of Diderot Effect: Never Implement a Feature You Don’t Need

In this week's episode, Ricardo addresses the risks of the Diderot Effect. For many, this effect is directly related to consumption bias. However, it is perfectly applied also when we add something to our project, and that something triggers a series of new features causing control to be completely lost. This effect impacts budget, deadlines, and team, among many other factors.

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My 5 Tips for a Great Daily Scrum

In this week's episode, Ricardo talks about the Daily Scrum, the daily Scrum meeting. Ricardo gives five tips that can increase the effectiveness of the process, including aspects related to duration, format, and even the sequence of topics to be addressed. Spoiler: It is possible to use many Daily Scrum features in project meetings that use other approaches! Listen to this week's #5minpodcast to learn more.

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There is No “One Size Fits All” Solution: The Importance of Tailoring

In this week's episode, Ricardo talks about customizing methods and approaches in project management. He explains that we insist on finding a solution that solves all the problems in the project, but in reality, there is no "One size fits all." No methodology or approach is universally perfect for all scenarios, and the nature of the project and the very definition presuppose something unique.

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Cadence: The Heartbeat of your Project

In this week's episode, Ricardo talks about cadence in the project. He explains that cadence dictates the rhythm of project deliveries and gives some examples of cadence, such as the frequency of the heartbeat and the rhythm of a military parade.

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To Be or Not to Be Agile: That is the Question

In this week's episode, Ricardo explains the difference between agility and agile methods. He says that if the project uses an agile method, it may not necessarily have agility. And on the other hand, a project that uses the predictive model may have agility. Ricardo comments that, regardless of the method used, it is first necessary to have a critical sense of urgency, agility and adaptability in the organization.

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IT Projects May Be Riskier than You Think

In this week's episode, Ricardo talks about the risks that can be associated with technology projects. He explains that the approach to managing technology projects, where releases are delivered faster and more frequently, can allow aspects that are not thoroughly thought out and validated to produce security flaws, risks, and even use and encouragement of unexpected behavior when used.

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Some Considerations About Project Delivery Approach: Predictive (Waterfall), Hybrid or Adaptive (Agile)

In this week's episode, Ricardo talks about the form of development approach you will choose, according to the type of project. He comments that one of the Performance Domains of the new PMBOK® is the Development Approach and Lifecycle. And he explains that for some projects, it is better to choose the predictive approach, while for others, the adaptive approach is more suitable. Listen to the Podcast to learn more.

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Understanding the Differences between Product Owner, Scrum Master and Project Manager

In this week's episode, Ricardo explains the fundamental differences between 3 roles in the project environment: the product owner and Scrum Master, widely used when applying Scrum and the Project Manager. All of them have critical roles in supporting their projects to deliver the results. However, each of them comes with a different set of accountabilities and responsibilities. Listen to the podcast to know more.

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Spotify Model for Engineering Culture - Part 3/3

This week, Ricardo presents the last episode about the engineering culture created by Spotify to manage and deliver projects. The Spotify model aims to shape a culture of self-organized, autonomous teams, where independence and alignment combined with a strong focus on people and motivation aim to bring agility at scale with fast decoupled releases and an incredible sense of mutual trust.

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