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The Purist: Developer Archetypes

The Purist: Developer Archetypes

Your design review is going along swimmingly, you think things are going well. Everyone’s nodding and smiling, perhaps chiming in with the occasional improvement, and then suddenly—you see your developer frowning. Next thing you know, seemingly at random, some part of...

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Lessons Learned + Goal Setting for the New Year

Lessons Learned + Goal Setting for the New Year

Now that the New Year’s post frenzy has started to calm down, I’ve decided to add my own to the mix! Just kidding. The fall is been a time for introspection for me, as I think about where I want to take this blog. I still very much believe in this mission,...

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Meditations

Meditations

Several weeks back I received word that a childhood friend has passed way suddenly, in a tragic, very random accident. His loss has left me thinking about every element of my life differently. Here are some of the mantras I’ve been meditating on as I think about...

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Pay attention to scope, dammit

Pardon me while I rant a little bit here. But I’ve seen this situation one too many times: New team sits down. Project sounds great. Everyone is excited. Requirements aren’t really clear, or totally defined, but who needs ’em? We’re AGILE! ...

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Handling the Heat of Conflict: Part 1

Handling the Heat of Conflict: Part 1

Summer is hot enough without conflict with your colleagues on top of it. No but seriously, I hate summer. Who’s ready for fall?!?! Like summer, I would prefer to avoid conflict, if I could. I can’t, though. conflict is a natural part of the process of...

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