Month: September 2015

  • Understand value before change

    Understand value before change

    Have you ever found an agile methodology to suit everyone? I don’t think there is one! You find people very passionate about a particular methodology who dismiss any notion of trying something different, they become very protective over which practice is used. I like people who are passionate about what they do, however there are…

  • Transitioning from developer to manager

    Transitioning from developer to manager

    Here are a couple of resources that might be useful when transitioning from a developer role into management. I never put a plan together when I made the transition, even though I knew that management was the correct career path for me, a plan would have helped! Just visualizing progress and having more of a…

  • Are one-on-ones your most important meeting?

    Are one-on-ones your most important meeting?

    Do you enjoy having one-on-ones? If you see them as “getting in the way” then maybe a re-think is needed on getting value out of them. One-on-ones are different from the usual meetings, you can run them how you want; they can be structured or casual conversations, they can happen around a desk or on…

  • Continuous Delivery visualizations

    Continuous Delivery visualizations

    Here are some great visualizations on Continuous Delivery! I grabbed them from here, but they were done by Nhan Ngo at Spotify.

  • Focus on the positive things!

    Focus on the positive things!

    I’ve always thought of ‘Positive Thinking’ as some psychobabble that I don’t have time for! I think positive thoughts and smile at people…what more do you want! But, I have to confess, reading Harvard Business Review’s recent post – The Powerful Effect of Noticing Good Things at Work – helped me understand the impact positive…

  • What is the role of a manager?

    What is the role of a manager?

    When I first became a manager I didn’t think too much of it, it was the right career progression for me. I’ve had a variety of managers throughout my career and felt ready to give it a try…“bring it on” I thought! I jumped straight into line management duties on top of other team leading…