Tag Archives: Retrospective

Reflections: 30 Days, 30 Posts

November 30, 2013


Sunset forest reflections from a small boat

Today is the last day of National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) for which I challenged myself to write and post an article on this blog each day in November. Considering I had been struggling with posting once a month throughout 2013 and knowing that November would be a busy month, I wasn’t sure I would […]

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How NOT To Implement Agile

July 31, 2012


The following comment was submitted on one of my blog articles. It’s quite a rant about Agile, so I thought it was worth addressing as a full post. Agile is not always implemented in a good way or at the point in the life of an application/product where it can be useful and not disruptive. […]

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Learning From Bad And Good Managers Of My Past

May 21, 2012


A recent Management Essentials training session at work encouraged us to reflect on our experiences rather than just gave us a bunch of management tips out of context.  I have always learned a lot by observing others and I have long said that even less than stellar managers shaped who I am today. One of the exercises was […]

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2011 Blogging Reflections

December 31, 2011


At the beginning of 2011, I took up WordPress’ Post a Week challenge to write a blog post every week of the year.  Being the last day of 2011, it’s a good time to look back at my original goals and what I learned out of the experience.  It also helps that the folks at […]

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Search and Rescue – Game Dev Style

December 23, 2011


What would you think if your boss told you that the team was going out into the middle of nowhere for a team building event and to be sure to dress warmly?  What would you expect?  During the first three weeks of my new job, I had the privilege to participate in what turned out […]

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The First Rule

August 14, 2011


Metro arrow pointing to the left

I caught up with an old friend one evening while I was on a business trip in southern California earlier this week.  After spending most of her career in larger companies with mature processes, she had recently joined a company still in the start-up phase.  While she has learned to appreciate that “putting steel in […]

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