Getting Results the Agile Way PDF/EPUB ☆ Getting

Getting Results the Agile Way PDF/EPUB ☆ Getting

Getting Results the Agile Way ➻ [Download] ➸ Getting Results the Agile Way By J.D. Meier ➺ – In Getting Results the Agile Way author JD Meier introduces Agile ResultsR a simple system for meaningful results It's a systematic way to achieve both short and long term results in all aspects of yo In Getting Results the the Agile eBook ☆ Agile Way author JD Meier introduces Agile ResultsR a simple system for meaningful results It's a systematic way to achieve both short and long term results in all aspects of your life from work to fun It offers just enough planning to get you going but makes it easy to change your Getting Results PDF or course as needed It also provides fresh starts for your day week month and year Even if you already use another time management system Agile Results can supplement it to increase your impact and sense of fulfillment In today's world change happens uickly; learn how to be flexible and responsive to new opportunities Don't just check off Results the Agile PDF/EPUB Ã tons of stuff from your to do list; do the things that make a difference Stop trudging your way through life; bolster your energy with habits that will carry you forward each day uit sacrificing your personal life for your work life or vice versa; give each facet of your life its due and find balance In other words learn the skills to go the distance in an ever changing world The beauty of Agile Results is that you don't have to adopt the entire system to see the benefits; just start with the following three basic tenets First adopt The Rule of and you avoid being overwhelmed and become mindful of your results Second adopt the Monday Vision Daily Outcomes Friday Refection pattern and you set the wheels in motion for weekly results while giving yourself a fresh start each day and each week Third set up boundaries for your Hot Spots and begin to experience work life balance When you're ready for flip through the chapters to learn how to use stories to design your day week month and year; how to find your motivation; how to improve your productivity; and many Agile Results is a time tested system that JD Meier has honed through his years at Microsoft learning from some of the best minds leading virtual teams and mentoring people around the world It is a system he can bet on time and again This guide is the playbook for getting results that he wishes somebody had given to him so many years ago Now he's sharing it with you.

  • Paperback
  • 272 pages
  • Getting Results the Agile Way
  • J.D. Meier
  • 09 June 2015
  • 9780984548200

10 thoughts on “Getting Results the Agile Way

  1. heidi heidi says:

    This book is very fractal It introduces a concept and then circles back to it a couple times in increasing depth It's a logical structure but you end up feeling like you've read everything a couple times Perhaps this is better for readers who skimMy other overall comment is that most productivity systems written out of software make me resentful because they assume that my home life schedule is something that can be managed I think I speak for a lot of working parents when I say that my schedule is something that I manage the same way surfers manage wavesUseful concepts I will take from this bookOutcomes not activities You don't want to be doing something you want a finished product to show for your work Write your tasks to reflect thatFix time flex scope You have the time you have Instead of changing that change how much you are trying to get done in that timeUse your vision of the end result to drive your motivation and self analysisDon't wait for inspiration Even uninspired work is useful than nothingPretend to think like someone else to work your way through problems you are stuck on Pick problem solving heroes and ask yourself what they would do in a similar situationWork from an abundance mentality Instead of assuming there is only so much of anything to go around ask yourself how you could make Growth feels awkwardThings I could have lived withoutI thought that even for the structure of the book there was a lot of repetitionI found the emphasis on exercise and diet pretty ableist Not everyone can work out to maintain their healthI was completely vexed by the assumption that emotional work was a knowable obligation That may be true for other people but I think that system would come up against a lot of grief given one week with kids who have the flu To me emotional work is much interrupt based and when it's happening it's the thing that's blocking everything elseRead if You are looking for a way to think about organizing and timeboxing yourself that is derived from Agile development methods There is a lot to be gained from some of the concepts presented hereSkip if You will feel angry at a book that assumes you are in charge of your time allocation You are not feeling patient about repetitionAlso read Cheaper by the Dozen for another way to think about time use

  2. Erin Erin says:

    Seriously? The guy needs a better editor The whole book is a mess of buzz words Examples unimportant items slough offyou'll rehydrate the when needed Rehydrate? Rehydrate Find a way to flow valuechunk your results down I have no clue what he means Create glide paths Identify hot spots Create scannable outcomes Threats levers actionableThis is a Dilbert cartoon I suspect the book could be rewritten in one chapter if the editor asked him to use regular that is untrendy phrases

  3. Jon Bash Jon Bash says:

    This book had a number of tips that I found really helpful in terms of getting into an outcome oriented mindset but1 It's horrendously written Full of corporate buzzword salad full of overly wordy repetitively verbose redundancy and cliches I don't even want to count how many times he talks about seeing the forest from the trees or how many times he just repeats nearly the exact same material without actually adding any new information2 I didn't actually find it very useful in the long run I might borrow a couple of concepts which is why I give it an extra star but overall it's just not very helpful adviceThere's free info about the system online I'd recommend just looking at that You'll waste a lot less time

  4. Bill Bill says:

    My best friend is a person who is to all appearances effortlessly organized When we were roommates in college he was up early finished his homework in a demanding scientific discipline while studying Chinese on the side before dinner and went to bed promptly by 900 pm after a leisurely dinner and a couple of hours of science fiction This book is not for himBeing the opposite of my best friend on the organizational scale much of my life has been spent on a journey to bring life into focus and clean up my act I am a modest but not obsessive consumer of organizational self help books from Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's Flow to David Allen's Getting Things Done to Gretchen Rubin's Happiness ProjectJD Meier's Getting Results the Agile Way based on his experience as a program manager at Microsoft strikes me as a thoughtful and important contribution to the genre Meier does not despise the minutiae of task management but he attempts to transcend it His emphasis is on identifying measurable goals working toward them systematically and evaluating the results regularly In addition he emphasizes the importance of recognizing that time and energy are finite resources and he writes at some length about both effectiveness — doing the right things — and efficiency — doing them well Part of being both effective and efficient is boundaries and balance If you work to exhaustion it affects your ability to perform in every other area of your life If you do not get at least a minimum amount of sleep you won't function effectively If you do not have some fun your motivation will plummet And if you do not pay attention to your relationships with other people they will atrophy While these observations may seem obvious it nevertheless takes a certain amount of planning and discipline to ensure that people schedule a ceiling to the amount of time spent at work and a floor to the amount of time spent for fun sleep and other peopleBeyond his emphasis on the importance of short and long term goal setting Meier is also an astute observer of the self defeating mind games that prevent people from working effectively toward their goals and he breaks down a number of simple strategies for addressing them from settling for something less than perfection on a first iteration to plunging into work to escape analysis paralysisIn all Meier's book achieves what should be the goal of every good organizational book it does not settle for tidying our schedules but insists that we examine our goals in the hope that we will choose to live meaningful lives

  5. Artur Matos Artur Matos says:

    People organisationally challenged like myself need to have a system to keep ourselves on track For the past few years I have been doing GTD which has been tremendously helpful but I feel it's lacking in some respects mostly on setting priorities and ensure things are done The system presented in this book is uite different from GTD and in some sense diametrically opposed the most notable difference being that you are forced to think about outcomes for the day month and year versus GTD where you don't attach time frames to things There are some other interesting bits to the system like defining hot spots for your life work exercise mental etc and ensure everything is balanced Overall I feel it's a uite sensible system and I can see it definitely making a difference in my life and productivity although I haven't implemented it fully yet On the writing as noted by other reviewers the book is awfully repetitive repeating the same sentences over and over again The last one third of the book has this very self help feel to it and it's made mostly of bland generic advice without any context to make it useful I think it would be a much better book without it Other than that I can definitely recommend this book for anyone interested in being organised and productive

  6. Suhrob Suhrob says:

    Productivity systems are very personal one has to sample experiment and combine until arriving at something that works for himherself the tasks at hand and temperament Therefore the star rating here is not necessarily informative Your millage might varyMeier's book seems to work for me the main reason is that it is a really small extension to my existing workflow addressing something I was missing As for the tactical side of my work management I think I'm uite happy with that Since a longer time I was however searching for something to give me a higher levellong term strategical viewGetting Things Done offers this in spades but it is too involved whereas Meier's system was super easy to graft on my systemThe book also condenses a ton of positive psychology and productivity research into very brief taglines As such it might sound slogan y and not very substantial it usually doesn't give reference to the uoted lit But if you already know about most of this work the integration of all these elements can be uite helpfulNow to the bad side of the book the writing here is insanely repetitive Not in the standard sense when 50 pages of material is fluffed up to 250 with useless paraphrasing and restatements No Meier simply cut n pastes full sections several times in the book IncredibleAnd yet I've read it cover to cover taking in the repetition as a didactic tool Was it meant so? I don't know It comes of lazy rather than efficient I can absolutely understand if you chuck it into corner for the repetitive slogan regurgitation For me this was however very useful

  7. Lilit Yenokyan Lilit Yenokyan says:

    This books would have been suitable as a corporate workshop handbook on time management rather than a serious read The same concepts ideas even sentences kept re occurring all though the book Everything could have been summarized in 30 pages I found chapter 10 results frame personas and pitfalls the most interesting partI heard about this book while working at Microsoft and could feel the corporate approach of the author who has been a program manager at Microsoft for many years while reading it I am a person who keeps weekly and daily todo lists and even for me some of the techniues suggested such as time boxing your day and having an exact plan eg700AM wake up710AM workout740AM shower810AM breakfast845AM drive to workseemed too obsessive compulsive I think it is much effective to plan for the main goals for the day rather than have specific slots allocated for each activity Overall an interesting read but it could have been really shortened

  8. Joe Cotellese Joe Cotellese says:

    I want to give this book 5 stars I just can't I stumbled upon Agile Results while reading the great book Creating Flow with OmniFocus Checked out the website like what I read and purchased the bookI could have stuck with the websiteThe book is poorly edited extremely repetitive and felt derivative Some of the concepts I had heard before by different authors That part isn't too bad because he does bring them together in an interesting way The big takeaway for me was the Rule of 3 I'd suggest the author find a new editor and for the second edition focus on uality not uantity You have a lot of decent raw material here it's just poorly organized It seemed like you took a bunch of blog posts put them together and didn't really hang a structure on itIn the end I'm going to put some of the ideas into practice and if it helps me I'm happy to have supported the author I just wish the material was laid out in a better way

  9. Little Nook Little Nook says:

    This was an eye opener for me It really changed the way I systemized my life For the longest time I've followed the GTD method and while it's still effective there are parts of it that made me feel GTD was effective as a project management system and curating information for projects as opposed to a full fledged system to organize a lifestyle Meier's book is a conclusive approach thought at times it feels slightly overwhelming at the amount of information that is reuired to set up a system like that I imagine to a beginner it might feel too much to plan in this intricate way daily life; however you can always simplify it I do not follow Agile to the tee In fact I combine both GTD Agile and my own proven and tried methods I highly recommend reading the book for any productivity fan

  10. Heslei Heslei says:

    Although it repeat itself there are a lot of good tipsI'm putting into practice to do the worst things first and to delivery three things per day

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