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I’ve written on this topic before in a few places (actually quite a few times based on a quick search of this site). But I decided to expand on it a bit for a recent LinkedIn article. If you’re building software, if you want to build great software, you need to start with trust. To take from the article… ¬†Software Built on Trust starts with Development but it permeates it’s way through Product Management, Sales,…

You can’t be everything to everyone. It’s impossible. I realized this a number of years ago as a developer when new frameworks started popping up every day. I couldn’t learn them all and be good at all of them. But I could be good at some of them. Real good. Awesome good. Find your niche, own it, make it your own. Don’t be everything to everyone.

I’m fascinated with the Gutters. For all you comic book lovers out there, the Gutters are the space between the panels where the real action happens. It’s where our brains cross over from Panel A to Panel B and our brains intuit what is happening in between. The same applies to your meetings, the Gutters is where the real work happens, between Meeting 1 and Meeting 2. It’s where the success of Meeting 2 is…

Then you haven’t finished. It’s not rocket science, it’s not even basic science. If what you have finished doesn’t do what was intended, then you are not finished. You are just getting started, on your way to getting finished.

When I give a presentation, a demo, a walkthrough, anything. If there are no questions, I get squared. Really, really squared. Because if there are no questions it means any of the following; I completely missed the mark and delivered the wrong content.The people in attendance do not care about what I am presenting or the content I am putting forth.No one understands what I have just said.They are confused. None of these are good…