Agile and DevOps So Far

The old saying about the one thing that we can all count on as a constant is change?  This year has definitely been more than enough change for me, I’ve had multiple adjusts to our Agile methodology, new projects, new responsibilities, new team members and four different changes in leadership and on and on and … Continue reading

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Career Transitions – What now?

You’ve probably guessed by now that I really love planning and I’ll admit that it’s a fairly accurate assessment.  I enjoy taking an idea and laying out the steps, knowing what needs to happen next and even knowing what to do if it all fails.  My personality isn’t particularly open to uncertainty, and that covers … Continue reading

November Biz Links

3 Productivity Hacks – Pluralsight I love this video, at 27 minutes, it is more of a webinar than quick tips but it’s well worth it. It covers how to consolidate your inboxes, use your schedule to your advantage and create focused time to get important to-dos off your list. I’m still working on the first … Continue reading

January Links – Conflict, Meetings and Pride

Favorite business links from January 2014 Conflict Strategies for Nice People Dealing with conflict is by far my least favorite thing to do and it’s easily 20% of my daily job. There really isn’t any way to get around it, you can ignore it at your own career peril or you can find the best way … Continue reading

Building a Team

I’m often asked how I ended up with such an awesome team.  The short answer is that didn’t happen overnight and I usually stop there, who really wants to hear about all the pain anyway?! And it was painful for the first couple of years; I had to replace if the majority of the team … Continue reading