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

Sep 27, 2017

Writing a Useful, Technical CV

Writing a Useful, Technical CV

I'm currently in the process of moving overseas and therefore needing to update my CV. I started doing some research on how to make your CV stand out and provide actual value to

Sep 12, 2017

Seating Arrangements

Seating Arrangements

Recently, we had a team member leave our project to go follow his passion in mobile development. Before he left, I had a mini exit interview with him to get some feedback on

Jul 26, 2017

Super Chickens

Super Chickens

I recently came across a TED Talk by Margaret Heffernan, where she talks about the concept of super chickens and how it relates to the workplace. The Origin of Super Chickens Margaret tells

Jul 12, 2017

Three Things...

Three Things...

I'm currently reading a book called Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know by Jill Geisler. I have only started the book and in the second chapter she talks about something that really resonated

Jun 28, 2017

Standup Poker

Standup Poker

I recently came across a episode on Agile for Humans where they described the concept of Standup Poker. I was actually quite intrigued by it, and I could see how it could potentially