Putting the Reps in for Change 🏋️‍♀️

Happy Friday,I'm going to admit it, I don't spend much time on social media or reddit or any of that stuff. TikTok, however, makes up for it.One interesting thing about TikTok is how good it is at curating the videos to show you. For me, I get all so...

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Jun 03, 2022
Form an Alliance with Legal

Happy Friday!It seems like for the past few weeks it has been raining non-stop where I am. I don't mind the rain, but it keeps me from checking on my bees which I don't care for.Also, for the past few weeks, maybe months, it seems that most of my tim...

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May 27, 2022
Is Security the Next Strategic Differentiator?

Happy Friday!As I step back a moment and look at the trends in software products over the decade or so I've been at this there are a few things that have more or less remained constant.Expectations only increaseCapabilities don'tWhat I mean is one go...

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May 20, 2022
Watch For This Pattern with CTO/CIOs 👀

Happy Friday the 13th!I was thinking about a conversation I was having about when groups do re-orgs and some articles people shared that they liked when I started thinking of all the re-orgs I've been through or helped with.Its more than I care to ad...

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May 13, 2022
Picking Your Problems 🌵

Happy Friday!I sat down at my computer this morning wondering what I'd write about today and a conversation I had with a senior leader came into my head that I'm going to share a bit about.We were talking about ideas and issues and one of the people...

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May 06, 2022
Getting Past a Performance Plateau 🗻

Happy Friday!I was working with a client and over the few months we worked together the teams went through a fairly rapid set of changes. When the dust settled, they started improving through retrospectives.For a while at least.They ultimately experi...

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Apr 29, 2022
How to Explain an Idea Quickly ⚡

Happy Friday!Hope you're doing well today. I wanted to write about a fairly specific communication technique I developed over the years.I don't have a clever name for it, but it is effective at quickly explaining an idea and getting past a lot of obj...

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Apr 22, 2022
The Language of Stuck 🔐

Happy Friday!April is such an interesting month. Weather changes for a lot of us, allergies begin to make our lives miserable, school is wrapping up, and taxes are due. It's a month full of transitions.I hope that's all going well for you.Speaking of...

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Apr 15, 2022
Do You Code Review Your Tests 🎢

Happy Friday,A big thanks to those of you who emailed me with encouragement and shared my excitement about bees! They're happy and healthy. I was freaking out the first time, being the proud dad of ~20,000 new kids can do that.Especially since it sno...

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Apr 08, 2022
How Does Engineering Get Time For Tech Debt? 👻

Happy Friday!First, I want to share some fairly exciting personal news. In 2013 my wife gave me a gift that was to take beekeeping classes. I've always been fascinated by bees, so this class was wonderful.Sadly, I never got to apply that knowledge.Un...

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Apr 01, 2022