Meetings

Navi, she gets it First a story: Once upon a time I was part of a daily stand up meeting (it wasn’t actually a stand up but we were standing up) that at its peak included about 20-25 people, mostly engineers and a few stakeholders. This meeting would start at 9am, which coincidentally was the…

Momentum

Even Valve struggle sometimes (sorry Gabe! Love Steam!)– by Matt Bates The easiest thing in software engineering is starting a project. You open your favourite IDE or text editor, stare into the blank canvas then throw yourself into the gaping maw of possibility yelling “this code will be the most beautiful code anyone has ever…

Time & Priorities. Software’s Greatest Enemies

Let’s start with a question: Which one of these is the most important? Fixing existing things Improving existing things Adding new things Researching new things that may or may not go in the bin Obviously the only answer can be: all of them, or none of them, or one of them, or some of them….