Category Archives: Lessons Learned

LLT_Load and Windows 10

Disclaimer: As always, if it seems like I’m being a little vague, it is because I’m trying to help folks who are stuck like I was, but I’m not supposed to talk about this stuff.¬†However, when I was stuck on … Continue reading

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What to look for in a boss

Most people don’t often get the chance to interview or pick their next boss. It has actually happened to me a few times in my career. The first time, I had no idea what to look-for, or what to ask. … Continue reading

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Raising over-performers

Years ago, I was in a company that wrote software for other companies. We had a great reputation and our sales reps were doing a great job at bringing us more work to do. It didn’t take long for my … Continue reading

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Why it’s not my fault, why it is, and why it doesn’t matter

When things go bad, people have a tendency to want to blame folks. It is a bad habit, but people do it anyway. When I was much younger, I had trouble shouldering responsibility. When things went wrong, I didn’t want … Continue reading

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Why your projects don’t seem to get “done” (part 3)

Okay, so let’s say that you are a shrewd manager, and you are certain that your requirements are crystal-clear, your scope is contained, and yet, stuff isn’t getting “done”. In that case, part 1 & part 2 (of this article) … Continue reading

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Why your projects don’t seem to get “done” (part 2)

In part 1, I talked about the things that typically stand in-the-way of your project getting done.¬† If your project had one of these problems, the simple solution is to close the scope of all tasks and if any of … Continue reading

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Why your projects don’t seem to get “done” (part 1)

In my career, I’ve seen a few projects that had a problem getting “done”. Okay, I was being too nice. Let’s just say: it happens more-often than I think it should. I’ve even had a CIO mock me because I … Continue reading

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