I’ve written before about the importance in Agile software development of listening to the market to learn about painful and pervasive problems people will pay you to solve, and I’ve talked about ways that my team is engaging in more of these “voice of the customer” or “VOC” conversations both in person (where they work… Continue reading Voice of the customer
Posting a little late today because I spent much of the day traveling to a conference. But there are three things on my mind to mention here (many of them referenced on my Twitter feed so check it out if you’re interested @asbiv): Part of leadership is sharing credit and uplifting the contributions of the… Continue reading Brief notes
When I started working for a financial software company back in 2002, most of us had our own cubicles and all of the ‘higher ups’ had their own offices. Today I work for a firm with an open floor plan for developers, consultants, sales folks, and senior executives with only a few offices mainly for… Continue reading Open floor plans
Sometimes my weekly ‘questions’ blog post will have deeper or more personal questions (check out my post from this past weekend for an example here). Today I have a more mundane and practical question. What’s the right or best way to use “Tags” and “Categories” for denoting my blog posts? I’ve recently started blogging about… Continue reading What do you think?
I mentioned when I retooled this blog for the new year that in addition to my regular five post per week on what I’m reading, questions I have, leadership, pop culture, and Agile I would also be doing some re-blogging or link-posting to cool things I found and occasional other random posts on stuff that… Continue reading Is it stupid to be an optimist?