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It’s Not Leading if No one is Following

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If you’re working with a team and no one is following you then you haven’t done the work necessary to reach them. If you haven’t done the work necessary to reach them, then you are focusing on the wrong things. If you are focusing on the wrong things, your team doesn’t know what to work on next. If your team doesn’t know what to focus on next, they are going to...

Progress Bar Magic

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Progress Bars in software exist only to keep us entertained while “something” happens. In many cases, they are incorrect and based on the best guess of what might be happening at a particular point in time. They are guesstimates of a calculation that looks at the work to be performed, adds in some variance for connection speed and comes up with a timed estimate for when work will be...

Sometimes, you need to Act Like It

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No one is born into a role. Everyone wants to a police officer at the age of two, but no one actually is. Just like no one tells you the day you are going to lead a team. It just kind of happens, maybe you had an inkling something was going to change, maybe it was a formal promotion to being a manager but now there it is in front of you – you are a Leader. It’s not easy stepping into...

Serious Technical Debt

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I live in a city where a certain LRT implementation has gone off the rails. It’s not going well. One day it will recover, but until then, all the problems we are currently encountering will continue as we all hold on for the growing pains that are sure to come with it. That’s where Technical Debt hurts us – not in the code being old, obsolete or hard to maintain – but in...

The More You Invest

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Fast forward to 2:45 – where Ramsay says to the chef – “They more work and effort you put in, the more it hurts when it goes wrong.” – I’m paraphrasing out some of the pieces about food but the sentiment is exactly the same in anything you are doing – coding, writing, sports, whatever it is. The more you put in, the more it hurts when it goes wrong. I...

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