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Minimal Viable Product

How the MVP has lost its meaning

Following up from yesterday’s post on Minimal Viable Product, I received some great feedback on just how the MVP has lost its way. A couple of classic warning signs are the use of multiple MVPs in a project, or using it interchangeably with a Proof of Concept (PoC). Neither of these get to the heart …

Show No Fear

Got those servers hanging around with Windows NT still on them? Got that VM sitting in prod which might be a bastion host or it might be a waste of space? How do you know? Sometimes you need to take a risk. Sometimes you can turn something off without turning something off. You can take …

Making Your Promise to Your Customer, Early

Making The Promise To Your Customer, Early

Yesterday’s email about incident management led me to find another interesting and related podcast. Reducing On-Call Engineer Burnout with a Volunteer Management Infrastructure from TopEndDevs.com is a discussion with Brian Scanlon from Intercom. It dives very deep into the way that their on-call system works. Intercom prefers to use a single 24/7 on call engineer …

Engineering is a State of Mind

Engineering vs Product Management

The engineer has a mindset which leaps on solutions. Because of the way that we are wired, our solution-orientation makes us sometimes harder to approach and more easily distracted by shiny things which to others might seem disconnected or unimportant. Sometimes the leaps we make in our minds as engineers can help our business. In …

Does Your Sector Matter?

Does Your Sector Matter?

Are you in the charity sector? Are you in the retail sector? Are you in communications? Are you in the banking sector? Are you in the tech sector? Does it actually matter what sector you are in when you look at the technology you use? We all use zoom. We all use teams. We all …

The Level Playing Field

The Level Playing Field

The great thing about technology is that it’s a leveller. It’s an enabler. It’s not a reason to change, but it delivers reasons to change. Ask yourself, what’s holding your business back from taking advantage of that kind of leverage? Do you feel the benefit of your systems or do you feel like they are …