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Compared to others you might not be as faster at getting your work done. You might be a slower coder. Your writing might not be as polished. Your art lines might be harsh where theirs is graceful. Your presentation might lack transition where others didn’t need one. But don’t forget, never forget, that others are comparing their work to yours, wishing it could be more like you.

The last thing anyone wants to hear at a meeting – someone is here solely to say we had the meeting. If this is the case, show them how to create a form, how to track that boxes are being checked and iterated over. Do anything and everything, so that this statement is not uttered in your meeting when you are trying to lead people to work through a problem and deliver. Your people need…

We all have edge cases in our deliveries, as such, we need to account for them. But that is as far as it should go, accounting for them. We don’t need to have all the answers, we just need to have a way to account for them. Each edge case and exception will be different so all we need to do is know what to do when they pop up. You can’t plan for tomorrow,…

We come up with processes, systems, and patterns daily in an effort to get work done. To improve our lives. To simplify our delivery. To make things easier. To generate more value from what we are already doing. To show us where we need to improve. If at the core of whatever process you are building, does not meet some or all of those goals, then the question must be asked – what are you…

Aiming for a moving target is easy – we do it every day as we try to line up plans and delivery schedules to get to where we need to be. At some point, there become too many variables in play that you are no longer planning for delivery but instead trying to figure out how everything comes together. If you’re finding yourself overwhelmed by the variables and not the output, focus on removing variables…