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Processes are only as good as the team implementing them. But they won’t save you. They will compliment you, they will support you, they will raise you up. But they won’t save you. At the core of any process is the people and they will be what saves you.

When you are small, everyone and everything is within reach – you are all close together, all next to each other. You can smell the excitement and fear as you push code into production. It’s not one person doing it, it’s everyone, waiting, with bated breath to see what happens. When a customer calls in with an issue, everyone is watching the chat conversation or listening to the speaker. Everyone is there, everyone is involved…

A good methodology will do the following; Easily adopted.Provide visibility into what the team is doing.Not constrain creativity and scale.Be simple to understand. If you are constantly struggling against the methodology you have in place, you are making your life harder, complicating things, and slowing you and your team down. It doesn’t matter if it’s Agile or Waterfall or Whatever – if it’s more work to manage it then follow it – it’s the wrong…

There are two things you are always delivering; The work. The work within the context. We often forget the latter and focus on the former – “yes, that sign-up feature will be available for all new users who don’t exist in our system” – and what about the ones who already exist in the system? Better yet – delivering an app (of any kind) for a bank comes with it a whole set of rules,…

Yes, I have a queue of training programs in my Udemy account and other places. Yes, I am behind. Yes, I am trying to chip away at that pile. Yes, I bought a bunch of them on sale. Yes, I was full of heart and ambition when I purchased them thinking I could do it all in two weeks. And Yes, I will get them. But that’s the beauty of a queue, you know what’s…