Communicate, communicate, communicate

A recent blog post by former Hendrix College CIO David J. Hinson reminds us that communication is a key element of Getting Stuff Done.  I want to dive a little deeper and explore communication in context.  Particularly, I want to talk about communicating in a team development environment.  How, what, and to whom do you communicate to be efficient and effective at increasing productivity?  When I was managing developers, I did away with status meetings and had two rules for communication: Rule #1 - If you are going to be late on a deliverable, come talk to me as soon as you know. Rule #2 - If you finish something, tell everyone on the team! Let's assume that a plan has already been established and communicated.  The project is up, running,…
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