What Kind of Smart is Business Smart?

If you remember your Psych 101, you’ve probably heard of Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences Theory. In his 1983 book, “Frame of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences,” Gardner explains that people have different kinds of intelligences, and that these areas of intelligences affect how a person experiences, learns, and interacts with the world. Also, people are more predisposed to one …

Walking Away: Quitting your Job with Class

Resigning from your job is a critical, life-changing decision. It puts you on a precipice between the familiar, albeit less than favorable, conditions, of your current occupation; and the uncertain, but hopeful future of being in a new line of work. Not only that, quitting can be a source of drama sometimes, either because you’ve gotten attached to the company …

Why businesses should apply ‘Agile’ to everything

Someone wiser than I in all things “Agile” once said [Shane McDougal]: “if we only implement agile in development teams, the business falls behind” This was one of those lightbulb moments for me where I realized that high velocity is not strictly a development concept. As I moved from corporate life to startup life, my views on agile evolved. When …

Software Development: Code as Craft

Throughout the years I have worked in numerous technically oriented roles.  This includes Engineering, QA,  Automated test engineering, DevOps, Build and Release, and finally Platform Architect. I’ve seen a LOT of code. I’ve seen some clean and some not. I’ve worked for organizations big and small, public, private, profitable and not. One thing that has really stuck out is how …