Sad to be leaving Sweden & Avega this month. Joyful to be joining Rally.
When joining a new team, ask to see evidence of their tests and customer interactions, and use the way they respond as a quick maturity assessment.
By focusing on today’s talent and skills, you are mortgaging your future by stunting the critical capability you will need for tomorrow. Hire for potential and the growth capability to get there.
I have found a beautiful summary of the way I work with organisations, and the values I seek to amplify.
Working outwith the bottleneck is beneficial. Exploiting & subordinating to the bottleneck are powerful, but don’t discount the value of other improvements
The definition of “big 5” is traditionally
the 5 most dangerous african animals to hunt on foot. For software development I have defined it as
the 5 greatest dangers of running your software company.
Once a software delivery system grows beyond about 20 people, program-level structure emerges and requires management for system-level optimisation for collaboration and trust.