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2021 / June
When is the time to converge?

When is the time to converge?

In the past months, I have learned something about myself. I learned that I value a good development process a lot. One thing, in particular, seems to spark the most discussions: when to make decisions. Some people also call this "When to converge". This topic needs some…

2021 / January
Innovation by design

Innovation by design

Over the years, I have seen companies and teams struggle with innovation. It might have worked initially, but after some time,e, the spark that existed when the company was young is now missing. As innovation is important, companies sometimes react with measures such as dedicated…

2020 / November
What does a Tech Lead do?

What does a Tech Lead do?

I'm transitioning out of my current job as Tech Lead at Signavio. One action item that came out of our last retrospective was that I should compile a list of my responsibilities. That does make sense, given that I won't be around come December. However, I don't have a list of…

2020 / September
Violent communication

Violent communication

This post is brought to you by Jonathan Soifer. Well, at least without him I wouldn't be able to write it. Jonathan was my manager at Signavio and when I received the feedback that I sometimes come across as too aggressive he recommended reading the nonviolent communication (NVC…

2020 / August
The productivity paradox

The productivity paradox

Here are two sentences that I sometimes hear from developers.

  1. "We are always starting new features but we never finish what we have already started", and
  2. "Because of the WIP limit I feel so unproductive. I can't start work on the next important feature."

Right now it might seem…