Every project, every team, every endeavour, every clean-up needs a reset. Some need bigger ones than others. But the reset, that’s when you change it around, that’s when you take a moment, breathe it in and realize what needs to come next and what you need to do to get there. If you’re never resetting, you’re never taking stock of all that you have done and accomplished and tweaking your plan to move forward. The…

I think we’re still remote right? I mean there is lots of talk of people not being remote or being hybrid but for many, the world hasn’t changed – we’re still remote. So we’re still trying to figure out how to lead teams and work with people from separate parts of the globe right? We’re still trying to figure out what works and how to make it happen. We’re still making mistakes that were easy…

They say all gains are meant to be incremental except when you hit that “whoa” moment. Where it finally connects, where you finally break through, where everything completely comes together. At that point it no longer feels like an incremental gain, it feels monumental, it feels huge, it feels like you didn’t just climb up the mountain, but rather ran up it and took a flying leap off of it. But without those small investments,…

This was the idea behind Agile when it was introduced (written out better than I ever could). But how often do you revisit each one to see how you are doing and where you are with each one? How many of these “steps” have you taken?  Where are you in each one? It’s more than a Sprint but less than a project.  It’s a change that doesn’t happen overnight. When I work with teams that…

I wrote this article on Medium a while back called the “Software Manager Minimum”.  At the time, I was writing about the bare minimum you need to be doing as a manager and leader on a software team in order to keep your team moving forward. In this I boiled it down to three questions you should always be asking yourself on a daily basis; What’s the Pulse of the team? How are we doing? …