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

Teams & Culture —3 min read
What to do when you disagree with management

The four options when required to do something you don't believe in.

Teams & Culture —36 min listen
Adventures in DevOps 139: How To Get My Way

We tackle different strategies for communicating ideas and “How to get your way”.

Teams & Culture —2 min read
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.

Hiring —2 min read
Bloated headcount isn't just a Big Tech problem

Musk thought Twitter was bloated with engineers. I expect he's right, because most companies are.