Month: November 2018

Switching to a remote manager

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git merge In the last four weeks, I’ve made a transition from having my line manager based in the same office, which has been a situation I’ve been used to for all of my professional life, to having them be remote. In my case this has happened because of the merger of Brandwatch and Crimson Hexagon. The CTO of the combined company is now based in Boston, and I’m in Brighton, England. I have a […]

Why do we have process anyway?

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Have you ever had a colleague complain about there being too much process? Or pointed out, powerlessly, that an existing process is pointless? I would posit that you have. In fact, it may have been you doing the complaining.  I’ve certainly been there.  I’ve been there in times where my jaw has dropped when opening up the description of the deployment process for an older part of the system, and in times where I’ve torn […]