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ArchiveOctober 2017

Going into a Cave

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How many times have you heard a developer say this? This problem is really complex, I’m going into a cave for the next few days to work on it. So they go away for a few days and when they come out – BOOM – problem solved, new features built, product ideas are pouring out the ceiling. Two days in a Cave – no distractions, minimal interruptions, no communications –...

What is Inititiave?

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Initiative is our first step towards leadership. It’s leading the Army of One on all the missions where only we can go (and perhaps only where we want to go). It’s the 10 seconds it takes to step forward and put up our hands to volunteer for something new. Before you lead others, you need to lead yourself. Want your team to start commenting their code? Start commenting your code. Want...

Leaving Uncompilable code before leaving

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I can’t leave code that won’t build at my desk overnight. Perhaps it’s because I won’t remember what is wrong with it in the morning. Perhaps it’s a worry that my machine will reboot overnight and it will then be even more of a mess. Maybe it’s wanting to have that last sense of “Build Succeeded” to scroll past my screen so I always that small...

Ignoring the Date

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One of the hardest parts in leading a software release is being late. You tried your best, you rallied the team, you put in the extra effort, but it simply wasn’t enough – for whatever reason, you’re shipping late. Okay, that’s done, that’s known, you know it, everyone on the team knows it, maybe even your dog knows it. Now it’s time to keep repeating. Not...

When the Team Comes Together

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They are unstoppable. A force of nature. The combining of all lions into Voltron. Yes, they are that good. And you know when it happens, you know the moments I’m talking about, I don’t need to say more than that. So how you do make it so the Team Comes Together Every, Single, Time. Now that’s a problem worth solving.   Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new...

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