Archive for the ‘culture’ Category

TL;DR I prefer working from home over the grind of a daily commute. After many years of doing it I’ve been able to refine my working environment to make it comfortable and productive. Background As the COVID-19 pandemic bites a bunch of people are working from home who might not be so used to it. […]


In Plain Sight

22Jul18

“The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.” – William Gibson This post is about a set of powerful management techniques that have each been around for over a decade, but that still haven’t yet diffused into everyday use, and that hence still appear novel to the uninitiated. Wardley Maps Simon […]


My MBA

17Mar18

TL;DR I started out doing an MBA as it felt like a necessary step in pushing my career forward. The most important part was getting my head around strategy, and by the time that was done the journey had become more important than the destination. The motivation I’d not been working at Credit Suisse[1] for […]


In a note to my last post ‘Safety first‘ I promised more on this topic, so here goes… TL;DR As software learns from manufacturing by adopting the practices we’ve called DevOps we’ve got better at catching mistakes earlier and more often in our ‘production lines’ to reduce their cost; but what if the whole point […]


Safety first

27Jul17

Google’s Project Aristotle spent a bunch of time trying to figure out what made some teams perform better than others, and in the end they identified psychological safety as the primary factor[1]. It’s why one of the guiding principles to Modern Agile is ‘Make Safety a Prerequisite’. The concept of safety comes up in Adrian […]