Agile Principles —2 min read
The observer effect

The only way to get accurate software development estimates is to do the software development.

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?

Coding Practices —2 min read
Wink, wink

Perfection is achieved when there is nothing left to take away, or is it?

Business of DevOps —72 min listen
Adventures in DevOps 147: Open-Source Software & Its Maintainability

How open-source software is used in enterprises, the functions it serves, and trade-offs it brings.

Agile Principles —2 min read
Launch before you're ready

What learning are you missing out on by waiting until your product or feature is more perfect?

Hiring —1 min read
How to boost productivity without boosting headcount

We need to clear this traffic jam, so lets put more cars on the road...

Hiring —2 min read
Why do you want to grow so fast?

There are many good reasons for a company to grow, but there are probably more bad reasons.

Hiring —1 min read
Math quiz

How many people do you need to hire to grow from 10 to 50 in one year?

Learning —2 min read
Pivot == Double-loop learning

So any time you see a company pivot, it's an example of double-loop learning happening.

Learning —58 min listen
Adventures in DevOps 146: Key Takeaways From Conferences

We discuss our experiences and tips to get the most out of your next tech conference.