Apr 25, 2018

DevOps Effectiveness

DevOps Effectiveness

How do you measure the effectiveness of your DevOps pipeline? How do you know if you are improving? We take a look at a simple way to measure this to chart your progress

Feb 28, 2018

Dissent

Dissent

Have you ever thought about injecting some dissent into your team, in order to avoid consensus? Well, what if you did...

Feb 14, 2018

Hitting Refresh (Part 1)

Hitting Refresh (Part 1)

I'm currently in the process of reading Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft's Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone. The book tells the story of how Satya Nadella, the current

Jan 31, 2018

Back to Basics

Back to Basics

When I see a person take the leadership role in the team for the first time, I often see them repeating the same mistakes over and over again. I think it may be

Dec 6, 2017

"I'll Do It"

"I'll Do It"

This is just a quick little post of something that I thought would be good to share. At the moment, I am trying to move the team into a more self-sustaining role at

Nov 8, 2017

SQL Performance Troubleshooting (Part 1)

SQL Performance Troubleshooting (Part 1)

At our current client, we have been experiencing a few performance issues, mainly around SQL Server. As a result, I looked around and found various snippets of SQL that are quite helpful in

Oct 25, 2017

Starting a New Project

Starting a New Project

My current client is currently thinking about starting a new project. This got me thinking about some of the things we need to consider when starting up something new. What is the problem?

Oct 11, 2017

#NoEstimates

#NoEstimates

At my current project we have been doing the standard thing of going to planning sessions and estimating with using planning poker. As of late the project has been running full steam ahead