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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…

They say all gains are meant to be incremental except when you hit that “whoa” moment. Where it finally connects, where you finally break through, where everything completely comes together. At that point it no longer feels like an incremental gain, it feels monumental, it feels huge, it feels like you didn’t just climb up the mountain, but rather ran up it and took a flying leap off of it. But without those small investments,…

This was the idea behind Agile when it was introduced (written out better than I ever could). But how often do you revisit each one to see how you are doing and where you are with each one? How many of these “steps” have you taken?  Where are you in each one? It’s more than a Sprint but less than a project.  It’s a change that doesn’t happen overnight. When I work with teams that…

Event planners have it tough.  They put everything they can into making something go off smoothly, perfectly, without a hitch and along the way something always goes wrong or off the rails. The secret is that they never let anyone know that something has gone wrong, they never show it on their face, they roll with it, they recover and they move on.  There is a degree of experience worked in there as well as…

If you have multiple backlogs, which one does your team know to pull through? How do they know which one is prioritized higher than the other? How do they know which items that cross backlogs might be different than the others? Keep your backlogs simple so that when your team starts to pull from them, they know they are pulling from the right place at the right time, working on the right thing. Essentially what…