Category

Delivery

Category

Last week I was reflecting on all the amazing topics and conversations we have had over with Remotely Prepared and all the great (and appreciative) feedback I have had on Code Your Way Up. To say that it has been easy launching both before and during a pandemic would be an understatement. Through that, I have found the “real work” to occur after what I look back on as the “fun work” which is the…

I spent close to 2 hours recording demos this morning. I finished the first one (about 25 minutes in length), when my last failure case blew up. I could have sent it out as is, but it would have been a bit empty handed seeing as how we the first 23 minutes were a lead up to the last 2 minutes. I feel like this is a lot of 2020 right now. Putting in a…

There is a moment in every project where an event occurs that stops the project in it’s tracks. It can be a good thing – “we don’t need to do this” or a bad thing – “someone is asking us to stop”. Whatever it is, it is a defining event in the delivery of the project and the team. What happens in that time defines how the project will succeed, where it will go and…

It’s good to take a day off here and there. Not only to recharge your batteries but to see what your team is able to do in your absence. What do they pick up? What do they own? What gets dropped? What falls through the cracks? How many emails do you come back to needing an urgent reply? Where does the team need more support? In short, where are the gaps and what do you…

When Agile works, it is because everyone is working towards it. It won’t work if you have one group using it and four others looking in and going – “oh that’s nice”. Does that mean you need to follow the agile manifesto to the letter? Never – pick what works and start from there. Regardless of what you pick and what you apply, it’s a mind shift and one that doesn’t happen overnight. You don’t…