IT Consulting

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I Quit My Software Project To Get Healthy!
February 12, 2019  |  19:34  |   

Have you ever had to quit a good software project…because you figured out you weren’t going to be successful in your role? I did – here’s the story.

Scrum Got 3 People Fired From A Software Project!
July 20, 2018  |  11:37  |   

Blame-shifting and improper application of scrum got people fired on a software project I was on where the client was inexperienced with agile.

They Watched Us With Webcams And Rewrote Our Code!
July 13, 2018  |  13:40  |   

One of the most frustrating software projects I’ve been on involved webcam spying and finding the people who hired us rewrote our code!

It’s Hard To Keep A New Team Doing Continuous Delivery
June 29, 2018  |  7:55  |   

A story of how I tried to help a team use continuous delivery – only to see them stop following it after I left. It’s hard to hold teams accountable!

We Were Hired For A Hidden Agenda
June 15, 2018  |  7:49  |   

Ever been on a software development project where one team is putting pressure on another because of a hidden agenda? I was, and things got interesting…

We Designed A Software Product That Never Got Built
June 8, 2018  |  10:16  |   

One of the most frustrating software projects I’ve been on was when we designed a product that never got built!

Know When To STOP Learning And Just Write The Code!
June 2, 2018  |  7:06  |   

Software development draws us in with endless opportunities, but are they right for every project? There’s a time to stop learning and write code!

I Got By On A Software Project With Help From My Friend
May 25, 2018  |  7:02  |   

There’s no shame in getting help from a friend on a software project! In this episode I tell a story about how getting help was critical to my success.

Scott Nimrod on Consulting and Software Craftsmanship
May 13, 2018  |  1:09:31  |   

In this interview, Scott Nimrod and I discuss dynamics between consultants and hiring managers, career growth, and the direction of the industry.

Pull Your Software Project Out Of A Death Spiral!
February 4, 2018  |  14:36  |   

If you get the feeling your software project is in a death spiral, there are several things you should try before you give up hope!

Programming Estimation – Estimate Software Tasks With Caution
February 1, 2018  |  13:06  |   

Programming estimation is a dangerous activity that should be approached with caution! But it doesn’t have to be so stressful.

How To Build Consensus For Software Decisions
October 13, 2017  |  7:59  |   

Get people to agree and come to consensus so you can grow on your software project, or in your career with these tips I’ve learned.

How To Win Trust For Your Software Development Ideas
August 1, 2017  |  30:04  |   

Before you can try something new that requires other people to support you, you’ve got to win trust for your software development ideas.

Software Developer Vs Consultant – What’s Better For YOU?
July 24, 2017  |  34:56  |   

This episode will help you evaluating the trade offs of a software developer vs consultant, and figure out what’s better for your career.