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Happy Melly is a collection of people hands-on resources to help you learn how to be happy at work and to empower you to help others achieve job satisfaction.  The Happy Melly blog is where our Funders, Supporters and an occasional guest sound off on this topic. It’s filled with work-life balance tips, small business resources, how to motivate employees and find out what makes people happy, and how social entrepreneurship is allowing people finally to say “I Love My Job!” 

How to launch a product in seven days

How to launch a product in seven days

It’s 6am and the alarm goes off. Last night was fun, we were talking about saving the world — in our own modest way — and came up with some great ideas for creating a happier meeting facilitation approach that helps the team feel closer to each other, gain greater job satisfaction and finally end […]

Scrum for Managers: explained by the authors

Scrum for Managers: explained by the authors

Last week we proudly presented the newest edition to the Happy Melly Express publication list, Scrum for Managers. The book is the result of seven years of dedicated work and research, by co-authors Rini van Solingen and Rob van Lanen. Rini and Rob have helped over 40 companies, successfully overcome the hurdles, so often associated […]

Agile and the Scrum Methodology for Managers

Agile and the Scrum Methodology for Managers

We’ve all failed at some point to sell agile or the scrum methodology to our managers. They weren’t interested, or we couldn’t show them how scrum would make their lives easier or better. Why did we fail to sell agile or scrum to our managers? Or any other improvement idea for that matter? Did we forget […]

Navigating organizational change – a model

Navigating organizational change – a model

Jason Little is the author of Lean Change Management: Innovative Practices for Managing Organizational Change. In this post he introduces one of the models he will expand on in his book. Read on and let us know what you think. Update: Jason’s book Lean Change Management, is now available and it comes with bonus material, […]

Lean Change Management by Jason Little, a new approach to change management

Happy Melly’s first publishing project is Lean Change Management by Jason Little. In this post, Jason explains why he wrote this book, and what problems he has been able to solve by employing the ideas in the book. Read on for the details and leave questions to Jason in the comments I’ve cited this study […]

Happy Melly Express: blueprint for a community business

Happy Melly Express: blueprint for a community business

As a member of a community (Agile, Lean, Startups, you name it!) you often have great ideas that you want to implement. Maybe it is an evening event, or a seminar on a particular topic. Or maybe you want to bring a favorite expert on the topics you care about so that your peers can […]

How to setup a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo

How to setup a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo

As crowdfunding picks up momentum it is important to understand how to setup a crowdfunding campaign. We did it on IndieGoGo, here’s how… Crowd funding has been taking off. Ubuntu, for example, was able to gather $12 Million (!) in the crowd funding campaign to design and produce the Edge device – a mobile device […]

Happy Melly Express: A system to make ideas stick and change an organization

Happy Melly Express: A system to make ideas stick and change an organization

In 2000 I was frustrated. I was a project manager in a software product company, and had just crashed into my first project failure. I knew then, as I do now, that the way we were developing software was wrong. I wanted better, much better.  That’s why I started my search for a method that […]

What does it mean to be an author in the Happy Melly Express?

What does it mean to be an author in the Happy Melly Express?

Update! We have created a video about and started a crowd funding campaign for HMExpress. Check it out! HMExpress Crowd Funding I’ve been working with different organizations as an “enthusiast in residence” for many years. What I mean is that I’ve been always trying to help those organizations and the people in them to be […]

HM Express the next step in the publishing revolution

The world of work is changing. The old paradigms don’t work anymore, a new ecosystem is growing. As Happy Melly, we are a very concrete example of what an ecosystem transformation looks like. What we do supports new businesses that help build the ecosystem we’re aiming for. This is why we are proud to present […]

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