Posts made in January, 2010


The Importance of Defining Success

Can you define what makes a successful software development project or product? Do you know the criteria by which your current assignment will be judged a success? Does everyone associated with the project or product share the same definition? Defining what it means to be successful may seem obvious or trivial, but I expect that […]

How to Become an Expert Developer

What if I told you there was only one activity you needed to do to become an expert, high-performing software developer? You might be doubtful of my claim. Yet this is exactly the finding reported in the book Talent Is Overrated by Geoff Colvin. Across multiple professions research points to the same activity as being […]

Presenting My Continuous Improvement Framework

I will be presenting my continuous improvement framework at Agile Edmonton at 12:00 noon on January 6, 2009 at the IBM Innovation Center (10044-108th Street Edmonton, Alberta). In addition to the framework itself I will be covering lessons learned from championing and implementing continuous improvement. I look forward to seeing you there!