The idea of a “massive MVP” is an oxymoron. How can a Minimum Viable Product end up taking a team of up to ten people a year and over a million dollars to build? And yet, I’ve seen a number of organizations—usually enterprise companies—building massive MVPs. Clearly, there’s confusion between how the term MVP is […]
I monitor a handful of websites with some critical information on them. I also have a Synology NAS. Here’s how I created a pipeline for mirroring and archiving these key sites onto my NAS.
Defining and achieving goals is hard. In this post, I’ll describe a tactic to quantify your goal, demonstrate a tool to track it, and review the positive impact that this tactic will have.
Software, and computers in general, are excellent at enforcing process. But process is often in direct conflict with people. So what happens when a new software system is thrust upon people? Frustration, revolt, and other negative consequences—a net loss for all involved. In this post, I’ll explore how we can utilize software to both advance […]
We can all agree that bringing old projects back to life is never easy. So when you’re archiving a project, think of your future self and leave some exploding breadcrumbs.
Sometimes, getting old projects running again can be a real pain. Thankfully, doing a smidge of prep work while archiving a project will go a long way toward bringing the project back.
Problems in life are often fuzzy; thus, finding solutions is also fuzzy. One response is to turn to a peer and say, “Tell me what to do”—a passive approach. But great consultants understand the problem, turn to their clients and say, “Here are some options and a recommendation”—an active approach.
Have you ever wanted to play “what if” games with a project backlog? Or a budgeting spreadsheet? If so, the SUMIF spreadsheet function is a handy little tool you should try.
We’ve all been there–a coworker, a friend, or an organization approaches you and asks if you can do something: “Can you host the XYZ meetup tonight?” You want to say, “Yes! of course!” because who doesn’t want to be helpful? But I know what you’re thinking… “Ugh, really, another thing? Fine, I’ll cancel going to […]
This is the fourth and last post in a series on the excellent book Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Drs. Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves. The book segments emotional intelligence into four areas: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management.