When doing Performance work, the first place you always need to start with is knowing your baseline. If you don’t know your baseline, you will not know what tools to build, what tests to run, and where to move forward to. How do you hit your baseline? You send it traffic, then you up, measure it, if it’s still working, up it some more.  You keep upping it until it falls over and then you…

When someone leaves your team, there is a window from the point when they announce when they are leaving to when they actually leave.  That window is the amount of time you have to get all of the training this person has learned in their time with you and download it to another person. These are the interactions you don’t want to push off and you want to kick off as soon as possible to…

It’s akin to the meeting for the meeting. Or the email to send an email. If you’re having a meeting to discuss the plan, then come up with your plan but don’t have a meeting to plan the plan that you are going to create. You’ll always get more traction by showing up with something and whether it gets torn apart, upgraded, or left as is – it will be a much better starting point.

If you’re not on a team, it’s all you, there is no “we”, it’s just you, and that’s fine. But when you’re on a team, no matter what your role, you’re on a team, and that means only the team can and will ever will.

Just when you think you have reached where you want to be, when you have hit all your goals, you realize that this isn’t where you want to be at all. You want to be somewhere further up, you want to change your game and go in a different direction, you might look back down and realize something you skipped over to get here and then decide that where you are isn’t where you need…