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You know the part of the problem I’m talking about. The moment where it all becomes clear, when what you need to do is in front of you and you know what the next steps are to solve it. That AHA or Eureka moment, whatever it is that you would like to call it. It’s that moment where you have a clear understanding of what is to be solved while also understanding the entire workload…

The Bugs are plentiful and they are all free. Stay until the wee hours when the critical bugs come out. No, not that kind of a bar, more like a level, more like your hand where you are drawing a line in the sand and saying – “this is how far we’ll go until we get into trouble”. The problem with a bug bar, is no one wants to admit when they are almost in…

The problem with being a Software Architect is everyone thinks they are one. Or rather, we all have a different approach to being one. To me, the good ones, are those that code and design at the same time because they are constantly putting into practice all that they have designed and learned. The fancy pictures are nice, but what really matters with an architecture, is that it works. If you don’t believe me, when…

There are a number of things out there that you can do. But only some you can do well. And only some you can spend the time to learn and grow at. And only very few can you achieve. You’ll be drawn into many areas over your career as people think you are “great” and “built to do this” but if it clashes with your end goals, with where you want to be in the…

In case you are confused about what you are working on or the direction you are headed in there are two questions you should always be asking of yourself and your team. What is the problem we are trying to solve? How does the solution benefit the customer? If you are always answering those questions with the customers interests in your mind, you are on the right path. Any missteps you make in between will…