Category Archives: process

We’re All in Sales

It is often said that everyone who works at a company is in sales, and there is some truth in that.  Every time you interact with someone outside of your company you represent your company.  You are being evaluated, and … Continue reading

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The Twilight Hour

I never consciously knew this existed until recently, but now I’m aware of it I see it all the time.  The actual time of the Twilight Hour varies from organization to organization, from team to team and even from day … Continue reading

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Who Said the Software’s Late?

We are always hearing about software projects being late.  My current experience tells me that my own software team will deliver their software later than planned. So why is that?  Let’s firstly get the assumption that the team is somehow … Continue reading

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Speed vs Predictability

Understanding which trait is most important to a project can be a big factor in whether that project is seen as successful. It can also help determine the best way to “manage” a project (in a “project management” sort of … Continue reading

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Progress – Part 3 (What still needs improving?)

In the previous parts, we looked at how things used to be in the development team, and then looked at how things are now.  This time, lets look at the areas that still need improving. As a small company trying … Continue reading

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Progress – Part 2 (How things are now)

Last time we looked at how things used to be within my development team.  This time, let’s look at how things are now and some of the improvements that have been made. We now have 3 broad teams of developers, … Continue reading

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Progress – Part 1 (How things used to be)

I started as Software Development Manager about 5 years ago and I’d like to share some of the changes that have occurred since then.  Some of those changes I’ve worked hard to create, some were pushed by others within the … Continue reading

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