Hiring —3 min read
Pretzel-shaped developers

You can't be an expert in 10 things any more than you can have 10 highest priorities.

Learning —2 min read
Sometimes the answer isn't within you

Some prominent Agile Coaches say that coaches should not be involved in teaching. Bullshit.

Coding Practices —2 min read
Make the change safe, then make the safe change

What can you do when no change would be safe to make? First, make the change safe.

Coding Practices —2 min read
Absolute confidence

What change can you make that is as safe as adding or removing a code comment?

Agile Principles —2 min read
Piñata-style refactoring

Unless you enjoy the challenge of blind-folded piñata-style refactoring, write automated tests.

Agile Principles —2 min read
Vanity metrics

"Revenue is down this quarter, but on the bright side, our sprint numbers are accurate!" said noone ever.

Everything Else —1 min read
Cut it out!

It's practically a truism that to do something new, you have to do less of something old. What will you cut for 2023?

Everything Else —2 min read
Mutual accountability in 2023

Hold me accountable for my 2023 goals, and I'll do the same for you.

Learning —4 min read
My Top Reads of 2022

Five books I recommend for followers of mine

Agile Principles —2 min read
Don't work ahead

Working ahead in software is a very risky thing to do, and is almost never a good idea.

Learning —37 min listen
Adventures in DevOps 142: Learning How To Learn

Tools come and go. Don't let that be the end of your career.