HIPPO Highest Paid Person's Opinion

HiPPO’s (Highest Paid Person’s Opinion): Letting Data Drive Decisions

HiPPO, the acronym for “highest paid person’s opinion”, is the manager pops into your project at the last moment and offers an opinion on what to include to make the project a success. You should consider the idea for obvious reasons, even if it’s out of scope, past deadline or as crazy as buying Volkswagen stock. Altogether, the HiPPO theory describes an organisation’s
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Hard commitment, soft commitment

Hard commitments are typical in command and control, plan driven environments and dysfunctional organisations. Soft commitments, on the other hand, abound in startup type organisations, small projects and any environment where people are happy, work as a team, take pride in their work and care about the result. Source: On the nature of commitment
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