Thoughts on Family, Career (and so on)

A Model for Effective Tactical Meetings (for Leaders)

One of the keys to successfully leading teams of people is to run effective meetings. On the surface, this seems pretty straight-forward. Ensuring you have an agenda, take good meeting notes, and sending action items out afterword aren’t rocket science. Relatively trivial, even though consistency is key and rarely is delivered. However, when you are […]

Getting to Know You. Getting to Know All About You!

I’m a firm believer in “surveying the landscape”. I think the time you invest understanding your clients and customers needs, the better off you are. It’s one of those things that’s just reasonable. Don’t jump to conclusions. Don’t pedal solutions before you know the problem you are trying to solve. Which is why what I’m […]

Stewardship: An Engineering Virtue

I have been thinking a lot lately about how I might go about working with teams to ensure they understand the main message behind agile engineering practices. In many ways, the knee jerk reaction of many managers, including me, is to edict the use of common practices and skills. In my past, I have heard […]