CategoryDelivery

Make the Routine

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Here is one thing that has always served me well – make a routine. It doesn’t have to be the same thing day after day after day, it can vary per day, but whatever it is find it. If on Monday you get up early and write, and on Tuesday you get up early and Exercise and on Thursday before you go to bed you do a puzzle, that is a routine, that is the routine that is needed. Routines and...

Remember the Actions

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Over time, people will forget what was said. It doesn’t mean it will be ignored, but over time what will stand out, will be our actions. Think about all the great leaders and teams you have worked with and do you remember all the witty quotes they said at meetings or when they were compiling their code? No, you remember that they were there, late into the night compiling their code and that...

Escalating Confusion

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The scariest thing I see in any software delivery team is confusion. Running out of licenses? That can be fixed. Not sure what development platform to use? You’ll figure it out. The User Interface looks like garbage? We can buff it out. The app is too slow? We can make it faster. But when the team is confused, when the team doesn’t know what they should be doing, or what direction...

Find your Release Anchor

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Anchors are big, heavy pieces of metal that you drop out of a boat when you’re close to land so your boat doesn’t drift away. They keep you in one spot. Too often in a release, where we started is not where we end up. What was originally meant to be the release, is no longer the release and what we are shipping is something vastly different than what was originally intended. For this...

Dig Deep

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Because it’s the only way you’re going to realize how far you can go. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens...

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