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We all have a collective shelf of unfinished projects that stare at us or mock us from afar when we take on a new challenge. “Really? So this one?” Now you’re going to do it? C’mon? Whatever the moniker, it mocks us and holds us back from starting something new and from there two things happen. One – we don’t start the project and instead look over at our old stuff wondering if we should…

Someone posted this on Facebook. If you don’t know who Jack Kirby is, in short, a visionary man that has given you much of the entertainment and ideas we all consume now. In a time when we are all struggling with changes to learning and work, I love this one line – “You Make Your Own School”. Take a read of the below, it gets even better…

When you sprint, you know where you are going, you can see the finish line, everyone can, that’s why they are all running fast, because they can see it. But when you can’t see the finish line, sprinting early on doesn’t do much help to you for a variety of reasons; You could be running in the wrong direction.You could have the wrong directions.You don’t know what you’ll need to get there.The team might not…

Not your customer, not your manager, not you, but your team, needs to ship. They need to see their work get out there. They need to see people using it in their hands. They need to hear the pain of users. They need to understand what people are seeing and how they are using. More than anything, they need that achievement, no matter if they crossed the finish the line at a gingerly pace or…

Your releases, your successful releases will always, always be wrapped into those two behaviours. Look back on the releases that went well and think back to all the activities you undertook and you will see they are rooted in these two behaviours. You might not have to think about them when starting a release (great), and if you do, that’s okay too. But know without either/or you have a long hill to climb.