Nothing personal

Showing half finished work can be scary. Most work when it’s inflight can look incomplete and messy. That’s what makes it work-in-progress. However, if we hold on to work too long, until [...]

Assume positive intent

Running a business, delivering projects, and crafting products are three activities that can create conflict or joy, and every emotion in between. Whenever you bring something new into the world [...]

#nolimits

Paula Radcliffe is one of the greatest athletes of all time. She’s still the world-record holder for the Woman’s Marathon which she won in London 2003. She’s won almost everything you can for an [...]

Iteration

Iteration is the act or process of repeating. When new teams come to agile ways of working they can mistake the benefit of iteration. They start by breaking work down into sprints and increments, [...]

Two heads are better

Extreme programming (XP) introduced the idea of pair programming. This was the idea that two engineers worked on the same piece of code. This raised eyebrows with managers everywhere. Surely, [...]

Dissonance theory

When you or I willingly do something that we know might not be the best thing to do for ourselves or for others it’s called cognitive dissonance. Festinger’s cognitive dissonance theory [...]

Art and craft

Whether you are an artist, a designer, an engineer, a scientist or any sort of developer you work in a field that creates new things. The act of creation requires imagination and skill. It [...]

Avoiding irrelevance

“For anyone in business, the rapid cycling of their valued products into generic stuff is a dark and constant fear.” – Kevin Roberts One of the reasons why many firms are shifting from a [...]