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Going through the list of everything you need to do once winter is over is an exciting time. You have lists for your lists of everything you are going to get done, everything that is going to be cleaned up and made better. The excitement is in the air as the snow melts and you start to smell the fresh grass (somewhere in between everything else that you are smelling). And when you start the…

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When discussing an issue with a team member, you already know there is an issue – that’s why you setup the meeting. But when you get the meeting, your role isn’t to talk, your role is to ask a question and wait. Wait as long as it takes, but wait. The silence will be deafening, good, that’s the point. If you keep filling the air with words, you are never going to let them speak.…

We used to be elbow to elbow, and it’s looking like that won’t happen until late Fall, maybe early winter. And honestly, who really wants to go back to work starting in November when its rain and darkness city? But we’re no longer elbows apart, we’re no longer rolling our chairs around to talk to someone. We’re apart, and we’re trying to replicate that or create something new. Your old values might have been about…

The question you always need to ask at any point in a project – Is who is doing what? Who is on that feature? Who is on that user story? Who is working on that bug? What are they moving onto next? It’s the toughest question to ask because immediately the person doing the work thinks – “how do you not know what I’m doing?” But they do, and they will because perhaps a few…