20 Sep 2022
Everyone loves thinking about all the features their new software product will have, but many other elements need that same level of attention. I am guilty of missing some of these myself or at least putting them off too long. Here is an incomplete list of the “other stuff” you may need to deal with if you want to launch a product.
16 Sep 2022
Since teams, or something parading around with that word, are the norm in most companies, let’s talk about some qualities of teams and contrast that to what exists instead. That way, we know the difference we’re aiming for and how to spot it.
29 Aug 2022
I can’t remember when there wasn’t some emphasis on participating in a team—starting back in college when our assignments moved from individual to team assignments and continuing into every single job I’ve had since. Even when moving into consulting, most consulting agencies prefer to send consultants out as a team.
23 Aug 2022
As I promised in my newsletter (Which you should be reading) I offered thoughts around two books or at least an article series on two topics. What comes next are the core questions I want to answer in each one.
03 Aug 2022
It was about three years before I saw a retrospective that didn’t have the basic three-column setup. You know, the one where you have +, -, Change. Maybe yours is start, stop, continue.
29 Jul 2022
Let’s talk about a situation that happens in almost every team I see. After meeting everyone and getting access to things, I will look at whatever tools they use to manage their work. I do this because while most people are adamant they use the tool, few give it much regard other than it’s a chore to do.