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ArchiveJune 2016

Applying Version Control to People

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Wouldn’t it be great if we could apply the concepts of Version Control to people? Label your best days so you can always back, do a GET and see why everything worked so flawlessly? Forget what you did 3 months ago and why?  Go back into the HISTORY and read the comment – “oh yeah, this is why I had to do this”. Take the best parts of people and MERGE them together et voila...

Can you handle the Change?

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Should I apply when my skills don’t quite line up to what is being asked? I have .NET, they want Java? I do Development but want to be a QA? I’m more Agile than Waterfall? Do you have an aptitude to change and learn without disparaging that which you don’t know? If yes, apply, if not, probably not the best idea for you because you know it is going to be different, you know there...

The Role of the Team Lead

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Continuing on from The Road to Team Lead it’s amazing to see all the different job descriptions out there for a Software Team Lead – some ranging from “Super Coder that leads the coding” to “Full Blown Manager”. With so many confusing descriptions that differ from organization to organization, it makes it a little tricky to understand what you are getting into...

Slow it Down

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I sincerely enjoy watching any sport where a single athlete can change the tone of a game in a matter of seconds and slow it down to their pace.  Where all the heightened pressure and urgency that was there, when there was still plenty of time left in the game, has now come down a notch.  The emotion has been tossed out the window and now they have made it their game. Where there was urgency to...

You Don’t Know Everything

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And never will you. You will know a great deal, you will be a sponge, you will learn everything you can but you will always need someone to fill in the gaps for you.  Whether it is a customer explaining that final set of requirements that you never understood, or the junior developer that knows the 18 steps to configure and deploy that complicated hotfix or the Product Owner who has a better...

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