I’ve made many mistakes in my career. There are times I’ve made the wrong call, said the wrong thing, or fumbled an important detail. I’d wager any successful person can say the same. It’s tempting to dwell on your mistake, but focusing on what you do after is a more valuable use of your time. […]
Every project comes with its fair share of decisions — some trivial, some critical. And each team member brings varying levels of seniority, skill, and risk tolerance. Disagreement is an inevitable and healthy part of any high-performing team. But what happens when you come to an impasse on a crucial component, such as system architecture? […]
Many teams have recently faced the challenge of transitioning to remote work. Our existing Scrum ceremonies have helped make this shift easier for my project teams. Starting the day with an intentional check-in is already a habit, thanks to our daily standups. But it’s far from “business as usual.” As Zoom fatigue mounts and the […]
On an agile software project, we readjust plans daily. We pivot to respond to change, discovery, and feedback. Product owners and stakeholders, on the other hand, focus on longer-term planning — defining product roadmaps, release dates, and milestones. As a Delivery Lead, I have the challenge of balancing planning needs for the entire team. Fortunately, […]
Every workday at 10 a.m., Atoms gather for a company standup meeting. We stand in a big circle, sharing updates on current projects, company milestones, or social events. We also use this time to present Protons & Neutrons. Afterward, we all take a big stretch and go about our day. Though short, this ritual is an […]
Yesterday, you learned how to select a conference that aligns with your professional development goals. Hopefully, you’ll take the plunge and register for a conference soon. Here are a few ways to maximize your experience and get the most out of your investment. 1. Fully Engage For most people, work responsibilities don’t disappear when you […]
Conferences aren’t cheap. Registration fees, travel expenses, and time spent away from the office can add up fast. How can you get the most value from your investment? In this two-part guide, you’ll learn how to pick the right conference and make the most of your time attending.
Working in an open office comes with its challenges. Constant noise and visual stimuli can make it difficult to stay focused. As an introvert, I gain energy from quiet time spent in solitude. Yet, I still find the benefits of a cubicle-less work environment far outweigh the drawbacks.