Collection of weekly blog posts written between 2018 and 2020

Most Read Posts of 2019

Feb 11, 2020 · 1 min read
2019 was the first full year for Flashover.
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What Is Agile

Feb 5, 2020 · 1 min read
The term agile gets used so much that to non-developers it might seem like jargon devoid of any meaning.
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The Power of TED

Jan 29, 2020 · 3 min read
The Power of TED helps you leave the drama triangle and enter the empowerment dynamic.
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Failure to Meet Specifications: True and False Problems

Jan 22, 2020 · 2 min read
As spec gets more detailed, the likelihood of true and false problems increase.
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Product/Market Fit

Jan 15, 2020 · 1 min read
Product/market fit is a tool to guide thinking and prioritize work inside your team.
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Cone of Uncertainty

Jan 8, 2020 · 2 min read
Cone of Uncertainty is used to describe how the uncertainty of estimates decrease as a project evolves.
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Limit Your WIP

Jan 1, 2020 · 3 min read
When WIP goes up, due date performance goes down.
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MVP Is a Scoping Challenge, Not a Process Challenge

Dec 24, 2019 · 1 min read
It takes effort to say no to non-critical features when we are building an MVP.
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Why Content Marketing Is Not Working for Your Company

Dec 17, 2019 · 4 min read
We all think content marketing is awesome but the we end up with neglected company blogs and content that doesn't seem to move anyone. Why?
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Problem with Software Metaphors

Dec 10, 2019 · 2 min read
Metaphors start to break down when stretched to their limits. You can also hinder your own thinking if you rely too much on metaphors.
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Making Time for Admin Work

Dec 3, 2019 · 1 min read
Taking care of your to-dos can be as easy as making sure you have 1-2 hours of admin time marked in your weekly schedule.
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Repeat, Repeat, Repeat

Nov 26, 2019 · 2 min read
There's at least two professions where repetition is an obvious part of the process: marketers and teachers. Without repetition, messages and ideas are rarely understood and adopted.
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Keep a List of Feedback

Nov 20, 2019 · 1 min read
Build a habit of sharing positive feedback with a simple list
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Company Values That Don't Suck

Nov 12, 2019 · 1 min read
Ogilvy & Mather describe creative work in a way that communicates insight. They know how the world tries to suppress creativity and what it's actually like to try to grow as a creative community.
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The Employee Management System

Nov 5, 2019 · 3 min read
Since as an agency or a consultancy your employees are part of your offering, you can't really ignore employee performance whenever you're discussing things like growth and profitability.
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Better Way to Change Behavior

Oct 29, 2019 · 1 min read
If you struggle with bad documentation, don't ask how you can get your team to keep the docs more up-to-date. Instead, ask why isn't documentation already a priority for them.
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Refactoring Budget

Oct 22, 2019 · 1 min read
We need to think twice before posting a refactoring ticket on our team's Kanban board.
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How to Structure Feedback

Oct 15, 2019 · 2 min read
Giving feedback is about asking the right questions—not about giving the right answers.
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