Business

The Thing You Need On Your Radar

I was talking to a colleague yesterday, smart guy, basically been focusing on systems level architecture and is maneuvering his employer in a good direction. After my session that day on agile technical practices, I’d left their whiteboard cluttered with my stuff and two of my leftover words drew attention Read more…

By svetzal, ago
Business

Coding Is Social

This past weekend, I took part in the PTBOGameJam03 event in Peterborough, Ontario, an event that has steadily grown since August 2016. In case you don’t know, a Game Jam is an event where people come and work alone or in teams to build a video game, start to finish. Read more…

By svetzal, ago
Business

A Nurturing Culture

I drew this picture to illustrate a few ideas, and it’s long overdue for an explanation beyond the few folks at whom I’ve stood in front of and waved my arms. So let’s decompose it a little, starting with this. As a coach, or a trainer, or really as a Read more…

By svetzal, ago
Business

Who are you?

What’s your job title? What does it say about you? What doesn’t it say about you? We are human beings, doing what we can with the tools we have, filling a role as best we can. A job title doesn’t define who we are, and it doesn’t define all that Read more…

By svetzal, ago
Business

Coaching for “likability”

Lately, I’ve been exposed to some commercial coaching practices that push the idea of “likability”, they seem to imply that if you develop your likability you will become a better leader. In looking into this, I’ve found articles on Harvard Business Review going back about 10 years. I won’t link Read more…

By svetzal, ago
Business

Revolution

We have built, unwittingly, a fundamentally flawed environment for delivering software. Incapable of dealing with bugs and viruses. Commercial entities writing software inevitably must find a budget for dealing with their inevitably broken software. But they rarely do, because there is no profit in it. It is a cost, to Read more…

By svetzal, ago