Unsuccessful Teams

Game Outcomes In a previous post, I looked at how to create successful teams, and looked at the Game Outcomes project as a useful formulation. Some of these points are about avoiding negatives and that’s what I want to focus on here. The most important indicators for success from the Game Outcomes project are: Great … More Unsuccessful Teams

Successful teams

Successful teams deliver successful projects. As a lead, how do you build a successful team? There are many factors to build a successful team, but the foundation of them all is safety. Can problems be discussed openly? Does everyone trust everyone else? And once you have that, the team can build. Build diversity, build towards … More Successful teams

CodeCraftConf 2018 : Successfully Growing A Team

Thanks to everyone who came to my CodeCraftConf session today, and to the organisers for all their hard work. Here’s the questions I asked, and I’ll follow up with my thoughts from the discussion. Successfully Growing A Team When is it time to grow your team? How do you deal with resistance from existing team … More CodeCraftConf 2018 : Successfully Growing A Team

Sometimes the greatest challenge of leadership is making your boss understand what you do all day

Everyone loves a maverick. The one who bends the rules, who gets the job done. Who leaves fireworks in his wake (it’s always a man) and doesn’t mind breaking a few chickens to make an omelette. The people who rescue the projects in a tailspin, who shout loud and carry a big stick. What happens … More Sometimes the greatest challenge of leadership is making your boss understand what you do all day

Who do you work with?

In every company, and in larger companies, every department and location, there are key players who make the company work. They might be the boss who sets a clear vision, they might be the admin who goes above and beyond, they might be social butterfly who knows everyone. Whoever they are, they are the ones … More Who do you work with?