Spontaneous Human Induction

When your Engineering team makes significant changes, they are likely producing alongside it the proper process to accommodate everyone involved (if not, contact me). They will make sure to communicate it via emails and relevant Slack channels. Wiki pages will be created, revised, and spread. They will create deployment plans, contingencies, and updates for the […]

Don’t Shy Away or Risk Cowardly Management

I’m not a big fan of stereotypes, but there’s no denying that a lot of leaders in tech are former engineers–a group no one would claim is known for being overly talkative. Providing frank feedback about technical matters is one thing, but saying what’s really on your mind, especially when it comes to personal matters, […]

Stale Velocity

As time goes by, teams get accustomed to operating at certain velocities. It is rarely the same across an entire organization, yet often similar. For example, a company with blitz culture would have some teams more stressed than others, yet it is unlikely you will find a team working a lackadaisical pace. On the flip […]

Risky Business

Just this past couple of weeks, I had several discussions with clients that revolved around talks they knew needed to happen but were afraid of. That’s because their minds intuitively jumped towards the scariest thing that can happen, and they get caught imagining the worst. If you find yourself having the same discussions, with someone […]