Software Project Stories
Behind-the-scenes stories about real software projects I’ve been on can teach you how different software companies can be – and what never changes.
I share behind-the-team insights about politics, technology challenges, and the crazy things that happen on projects.
Rather than browse these posts individually, you can also check out my page I dedicated to my stories!
It’s full of more information about each story in the context of my overall software development career.
Maybe this will help you see your current struggles can change and lead you in interesting directions over time if you hang in there!
All Content about Software Project Stories
May 24, 2022 | 29:16
The first software project of my career was a masterclass in surviving corporate politics that I’ll never forget. Writing code was the least of my problems!
March 1, 2019 | 13:02
Have a little fun by hearing three stories of times I made embarrassing moves I’ll never forget in my software development career.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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…
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!
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!
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.
May 18, 2018 | 15:28
Let me tell you a story about one of the weirder software projects I’ve been on – and how trying to change the culture went wrong.