Why I Love Sprint Reviews 🎭

Happy Friday!There is a lot on my mind lately with holidays and work. I'll confess now I haven't been writing as much as I should, so as I write this I was going through a list of topics before landing on this one.Why l love sprint reviews!If we zoom...

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Nov 19, 2021
Runbooks and RICE 🍙🍛

Happy Friday!This week's email will be a little bit of a grab bag of stuff, so bear with me.There was a discussion in an engineering leadership community about something and that lead to someone sharing a runbook from a development agency.Now, I will...

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Nov 12, 2021
Mastering a Technical Interview 💻

Hi there,I hope you all had a great Halloween weekend. In our house, it was the best one yet. My oldest son is really just now old enough to get into the costumes and trick-or-treating, and so we had a lot to enjoy.There has been an uptick of people...

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Nov 05, 2021
Thoughts on The Great Resignation 🤔

Happy Friday and Halloween Weekend!I love Halloween weekend. Oddly I do almost nothing to celebrate it though. So I'm sitting here writing this email to you all, giddy with excitement about my favorite time of year where I have no real plans.Now, mos...

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Oct 29, 2021
Troubles with Transparency ☁

Hi there,Here's my weekly update for October 15th, 2021...@recursivefaults“What’s so hard about writing a line a code, knowing it won’t break, and pushing it?”8:10 PM · Oct 12, 2021View on Twitter@recursivefaults"If when planning your releases you re...

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Oct 15, 2021
Apologies for the Broken Link

Hey there,The email you just got from me has a broken link to the article.Here's the correct oneIt's almost like I could've tested this before I sent it out. Ridiculous!Sincerely,Ryan

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Oct 08, 2021
Another Small Way to Strengthen a Team 💪

Happy Friday,You probably noticed that this email is coming to you later than normal. I've been helping someone get ready for a Scrum Master certification and wrote a large list of questions and answers that I handed to the team and said, "After you'...

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Oct 08, 2021
Don't Punish the Punctual 👂

Happy Friday,I got some interesting responses from my last email where I described the two-breath rule to help make stand-ups end on time for once, and I thought I'd add one other little thing that will help.Don't punish the punctual.I learned this y...

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Oct 01, 2021
Getting Standups to Finish in 15 Minutes ⌚

Happy Friday,Everyone I've ever worked with thinks their stand-ups is a pointless status meeting. They're not, but I don't fault people for feeling that way. People have been slavishly answering 3 questions for a long time and failing to accomplish a...

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Sep 24, 2021