Creating environments which people feel comfortable in is critical to having a strong successful team and to reduce drama. In my years as a leader it’s…
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This is a little bit different of a post. I’ve had a lot of people see my desk setup, love using it and ask a lot of questions about it. I’ve spent a…
Early in my career I had a fantastic manager who would keep on asking “what are we managing to”? I hadn’t heard this asked before and it took me a while…
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It was the late 2000s and work for me was do or die. If I wasn’t able to build a company, team, product then it was clear that I was doomed to be a…
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Building a strong technical foundation is critical for the success of your product development organization. In my last post I outlined a forum for…
The organization had just attempted the third rewrite of an existing system. This rewrite was once again not successful even with the amount of work…
At one of my companies we were working through the challenges of building a startup, all of us on one team, but in another sense each of us were on an…
For all managers there is a point in their career where they were working as an IC (individual contributor) and they made the step across the chasm to a…
Our current climate has thrown a lot at people. Before COVID hit most of us were already operating at 100%, after we have continued to onboard more…
Creating engineering values I have been doing a lot of thinking lately about how my teammates at Scoop identify how we want to act as a community. We…
If you’ve gone through the work of orienting your search and have found a few opportunities which look like a match for you, then you should be ready to…
I had returned from taking a long break from work and was seeking to find a new exciting role. I didn’t have to have a job right away, but I knew that I…