The balance of people and product

TLDR; favour people. So a combination of finishing my new favourite book “The Infinite Game” by Simon Sinek, a change in career and some pretty heavy family events has led me to reflect a lot on this question.  To clarify, when leaders favour people over products, they make a conscious decision to sacrifice the speedContinue reading “The balance of people and product”

A call to action for software companies – talk to each other!

“At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behaviour accordingly” Agile Principles So states the agile principle, but considering we’re all supposed to be finding new ways of improving, it sure is darn hard to talk to other teams about it. Firstly, let me say networkingContinue reading “A call to action for software companies – talk to each other!”

Should developers get involved in engaging with customers?

And what we can all learn from Mort the mouse lemur Read time ~ 4 minutes. TLDR; yes, they should. After my last blog, the area that got the most attention was around whether to put our creators (be it developers, engineers or designers) in front of customers. This prospect might seem frightening to bothContinue reading “Should developers get involved in engaging with customers?”

Zero Day Blog – Five Themes in Humanising Software Development

“At the risk of generalising, we are an industry of proud and noble nerds.” So this is my first blog. I want to keep them quite informal and light-hearted, so try not to take what is essentially my opinion too seriously.   If you’ve read the home page or my bio, you’ll see that I’mContinue reading “Zero Day Blog – Five Themes in Humanising Software Development”