Month: February 2018

Chits

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What are they up to? Have you ever noticed that your preconceptions can affect your judgement? Let’s test that theory out. Imagine, if you will, that there are two hypothetical engineers. The first, who we will call Alice, is a total superstar in your department. Everyone thinks that she is brilliant. If you had to get something critical done you would give it to her. In fact, you’re not sure how you’d get things done […]

Failing fast

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Buzzword bingo Failing fast. A phrase you’ve probably heard countless times in agile literature, in books about start-up and lean culture, and in umpteen articles on the Internet. And yes, here I am: yet another monkey on the proverbial typewriter. Fail early, fail often, fail smart. In the software development world it’s safe to say that we’ve all been bonked on the head with the proverbial fail-stick enough times for it to have been driven […]

Force multipliers

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Now what? It’s Thursday. You stroll back to your desk from the coffee machine and before taking your seat, you have a stretch and you look around at your colleagues. Life is pretty good, isn’t it? You’re managing a team. People seem to think that you’re doing a great job. Your staff are a talented, happy bunch and you’ve got an interesting project with autonomy to build it in the language and framework of your […]