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How Changing Code Directly on the Server Impacted My Career

How Changing Code Directly on the Server Impacted My Career

This isn't a tale of recklessness leading to disaster from which I had to recover. On the contrary, this is about how my early experiences shaped my worldview and the surprising benefits of not being aware of the rules.

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Published on: 1/16/2024
The Myth of Doing More with Less

The Myth of Doing More with Less

Let's build a tricycle with one wheel! Sounds absurd, doesn't it? Yet, the corporate world is rife with the mantra "do more with less." Expecting someone to create a miracle with reduced resources is not just unrealistic, it's counterproductive! So what is the alternative?

The real key to effectiveness with fewer resources isn't about squeezing more out of a reduced workforce. It's about fostering an engineering culture of tiny incremental improvements.

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Published on: 1/7/2024
Pressure Doesn't Work: Build Teams the Right Way

Pressure Doesn't Work: Build Teams the Right Way

"Putting pressure on a software team to deliver faster is the absolute worst thing you can do!" is the uncomfortable truth every engineering leader should hear.

In my journey as an engineering leader, I've often found myself in hot water for refusing to put pressure on my team. However, resisting the urge to apply pressure is imperative for sustainable team performance.

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Published on: 1/2/2024