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Tips for planning a high school reunion

Having never planned a high school reunion before, here’s a non-exhaustive list of things I wish I had known in advance: Pick a date about 9 months in advance, announce it, and then don’t think about it for 7 months. You don’t need to spend 7 months meeting, discussing, and meeting again. The last two months […]

Why do some developers at strong companies like Google consider Agile development to be nonsense?

Why do some developers at strong companies like Google consider Agile development to be nonsense? Most points resonate — particularly this one: 10. Simplicity–the art of maximizing the amount of work not done–is essential. – Most teams simply don’t spend enough time on this. A sense of urgency often overrides careful planning. The problem here is […]

Management is the care and feeding of the invisible. You’re doing your best when it appears the least is happening. I love the thrill of the last month of a release as much of the next guy, but I suspect the reason we’re yelling at each other, working weekends, and feeling the depressing weight of compromise is because we’re surrounded by Malcolm events [, seemingly insignificant events that are intent on screwing you in an unlikely way.]

Michael Lopp — Managing Humans

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Daniel Bachhuber

Proud father and husband. Principal, Hand Built. Maintainer, WP-CLI. Sales, rtCamp.