Agile Principles —2 min read
When waterfall isn't waterfall

Frequently, when I hear someone defending "waterfall", and dig deeper they're actually talking about small-a agile.

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.

Agile Principles —1 min read
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?

Hiring —58 min episode
Tiny DevOps episode #48 Oshri Cohen — What kind of CTO do you need?

Oshri Cohen is a fractional CTO with a diverse background, currently working with four companies. He joins me on the show to cut through some of the confusion surrounding the Chief Technical Officer role.

Hiring —1 min read
So when SHOULD you hire?

Only hire after identifying your constraints, and determining that a new person is the likely solution.

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.

Software Delivery —2 min read
CI we ignore is not CI

CI is as CI does. If you aren't continuously integration, you don't do CI.

Agile Principles —3 min read
Transistor.fm to the rescue

Based on my customer service experience, Transistor.fm is truly agile. Not necissarily "Agile", but agile.

Software Delivery —1 min read
What a waste

Slow software delivery processes are such a waste.

Agile Principles —3 min read
The uncertainty of software development bites again

A task I expected would take an hour has taken 10, with no end in sight.

Agile Principles —1 min read
Not every product or change needs a sprint demo

Demos are far from the only way to receive timely feedback.