- The Simplest Most Powerful Trick–Verification Steps
Verification steps don't come with a 100% save-ass guarantee, but the list of benefits is long, and it's not limited to finding bugs.
- How to Conjure Your Team Magic with a few Stickies and the Playbook Exercise
The best part of the team playbook exercise is that most outrageous things really are not. Strangely enough, when you support others, others will support you.
- Naming Things Made Easy
Naming things belongs to the editing phase not the writing one. Doing it too early is unproductive and dangerous. Here's why and how to fix it easily.
- The Secret to Getting Unstuck when Investigating a Bug
When Radek asked me to pair on investigating a bug I was skeptical. But I had something he lacked: ignorance.
- Why Good Solutions Block Better Ones
What is the Einstellung (set) effect, why it reduces problem solving skills and how to mitigate it
- Starting from the Problem not the Solution
I spent most of the day in solution space. The wrong solution space. In fact, I was solving a problem that didn't exist.
- Measuring Disagreement with Standard Deviation
I treasure disagreements. I find friction is essential to team work. Discussing agreements, on the other hand, is a waste of time.
- Asking Why to Uncover Assumptions
Laddering up from solution space to problem space can save a ton of money (and timezones).
- From Silly Questions to Innovation
At first an idea could be raw, maybe even silly. However, by thinking outside the box, it may turn into something innovative.
- On Living Together as a Team
Washing dishes and cooking meals as only a great team can do
- On Productivity
Personal Productivity vs Generativity – the difference between your team's outcomes with you, vs without you
- On the Scout Rule
The Scout Rule by itself is a scam, context is needed