A personal note
November 1, 2022
I don’t usually talk about personal things on this list, but I’m going to make an exception today, to explain some of my recent inconsistency.
Last Tuesday, October 25, my wife gave birth to our second child, Ivy Nichelle!
As such, I’m taking a couple of weeks off from most work activities, and also getting very little sleep. My intention was to power through with the daily e-mails during this break, but I’ve already missed at least two. And it’s likely I’ll miss another few in the coming week.
So please accept my apologies for the sporadic emails as of late, and I promise to get back to a more regular schedule in a week or so.
When waterfall isn't waterfall
Frequently, when I hear someone defending "waterfall", and dig deeper they're actually talking about small-a agile.
Your ball team doesn't do 360 reviews
If your team is surprised by their 360 review, this should be seen as a big problem.
What are good KPIs for a dev team?
So some of the bad KPIs, like lines of code, are easy to detect. But how do we choose a good KPI?