Technical Credit Card

Metaphors are powerful things. They are core to how we make sense of the world. Good metaphors are a great way to get ideas to transmit. Bad metaphors get in the way of understanding. In the last few months I've been thinking about the metaphor of "technical debt" and wondering increasingly if it is much … Continue reading Technical Credit Card

Weeknote 632: conferencing

This week I have learned: bringing people together is wonderful. We've had a couple of days at a CenterParcs with 200 colleagues brought together from across the planet. It's been great to catch up with people who I've got to know over the last year since starting at Equal Experts, and to meet many more … Continue reading Weeknote 632: conferencing

64th of 100

Today's second coffee companion is a project and programme manager. We talked about: the strange reticence to change that emerges in organisations how family businesses are a bit weird but not as weird as PE-backed former family businesses the power of the Startup Priorities cards (a new digital edition coming soon) how the world financial … Continue reading 64th of 100

63rd of 100

Today's first coffee companion is a counsellor specialising in helping prevent burnout. We talked about: our respective careers working without purpose making significant career changes his counselling proposition how burnout is something that our work culture makes difficult to self-identify (if work isn't hurting, somehow you're not working hard enough) how when you have burnt … Continue reading 63rd of 100

62nd of 100

Today's guest is a startup founder. We talked about: the delights of e-bikes and my first commute into the office the startup that he's started up raising awareness of carbon impact amongst school-aged children the skills gaps in the decarbonization sector gamification, and whether it's getting to a point where it's so common is it … Continue reading 62nd of 100

User-centred technology teams

The methods of user-centric design approaches have increasingly permeated the consciousness of software development teams in many sectors. By no means universal, but the general idea that you start by understanding the needs of the user before you start to build things to meet those needs has increasingly been adopted as good practice. But what … Continue reading User-centred technology teams