Teams & Culture —1 min read
There are no technical problems

Purely technical problems are as rare as unicorns.

Teams & Culture —3 min read
Reader story: Unraveling the Code Mess

“To my surprise, most of the team was quite motivated to improve things but they didn't really know how.”

Teams & Culture —1 min read
There's not always a villian

The hardest problems to solve are cultural problems.

Teams & Culture —2 min read
Don't behave like a 2-year-old

Many software development teams seem stuck in the imitative stage, when it comes to business practices.

Teams & Culture —1 min read
Is customer value your mainline quest?

If your project were in an RPG, would your mainline quests be delivering value? Or do you have to do that on side quests?

Teams & Culture —3 min read
Servant leadership

The concept of servant leadership is heavily watered down, compared to our original examples.

Agile Principles —2 min read
"Estimates are useful for junior teams"

"New physists need to learn about earth, wind, and fire first, then we'll teach them about the periodic table."

Teams & Culture —25 min listen
Adventures in DevOps 150: Is Your Team Mature?

What is the role of team "maturity"?

Teams & Culture —2 min read
The broad application of software architecture principles

When I learn about a new architectural principle, I like to extrapolate the larger truth, and see if it applies to other domains.

Teams & Culture —2 min read
Team rules

Is your team closer to the few-rules/high-context, or the many-rules/low-context end of the spectrum?

Learning —4 min read
My Top Reads of 2022

Five books I recommend for followers of mine