Thoughts on Family, Career (and so on)

Do You Hide Behind Guidelines?

I cannot tell you how often I hear the term “guideline” these days. It seems to creep into every other meeting or so, especially when “new and improved” concepts are being discussed at the management table. In my eyes, even if you substitute the word “guideline” for rules, you still view them as rules. Why […]

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 […]