Tag Archives: planning

Current Mission Statement

When I read the book “7 habits of highly-effective people”, I remember my reaction to the suggestion about having a “personal mission statement”.  It struck me as being a little silly.  Am I really going to do that with all … Continue reading

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Performance Testing – Do it / Don’t do it / It doesn’t matter

Performance testing is an awkward topic because it is usually very difficult to pin-down what you want / need. Honestly, everyone would really love it if every system could be blindingly fast.  I can’t tell you the number of projects … Continue reading

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Wheels that need to squeak

I’m sure you have heard the phrase “the squeaky wheel gets the grease”. Basically, if you need something done and it is not just getting itself done, you should speak-up and complain, maybe even make a bit of a ruckus, … Continue reading

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Risks vs. Assumptions

I like working with knowledgeable people.  I learn a lot from them, and then I enjoy passing it along to other people.  This month I learned something profound that I should’ve already known.  I guess it just had to be … Continue reading

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Leaking Hours – part 2

In part 1, I talked about situations where you have been dropped into a mess and you feel like you are suddenly “in over your head”, or where several problems seem to arise around you quickly, like rising flood waters. … Continue reading

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How to keep people off your back

I’m the type of guy who likes to stay busy. I also like to get stuff done. This combination seems to turn me into a work magnet and I’m okay with that. I feel the most comfortable, when I have … Continue reading

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