#14 On Maps and Directions and Process

Pants. I put them on every weekday I just attended a conference where some dude flashed up a process map of SAFe Agile. It was terrifyingly complex. The thing is, I've been an IC in SAFe Agile. My day to day experience of the process was very simple. I went to PI planning. I learned stuff. I answered questions from product managers. Then I did sprints, except I knew roughly what was in the next...

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Women Impact Tech Conference – Reflections from a woman in tech

When I was invited to the Women Impact Tech Conference in Austin, I was excited but unsure of what to expect. The only other event I’ve attended that focused on women in tech was when a robotics company I worked for in 2014 held a company-sponsored “global webinar for women”. So, a handful of ladies who had never met each other were told to get on a call and figure out women’s stuff. After a lot of awkward pauses and no idea of what we were supposed to be talking about, it was clear that the issues weren’t going to be solved in a single phone call. So, I had reservations upon entering the Women Impact Tech conference, but as it turned out, this was the event I had been looking for all along. 

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#13 On the Introverted Leader

People wear me out. Conferences exhaust me. Even a day of meetings leaves me crabby and tired. My ideal vacation is a cabin in the woods with no internet or neighbors. And yet I’ve enjoyed some modicum of success and the sort of career advancement usually reserved for extroverts. It’s been a deliberate journey.

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#10 On Policies and Collective Blame

At Company L2, my team deathmarched to get the next big thing out prior to taking the company public. We slept under our desks. I developed high eyeball pressure and got a therapist who told me to take a daily walk at 3pm.  The day after we went public, the director over our group said that the CEO had complained about seeing empty desks on our floor and we needed to spend 50 hours a week at our desks to boost visibility.

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#8 On Looking Where You’re Going

In 2005 the nuclear attack submarine U.S.S. San Francisco ran into a mountain. At maximum speed. One is, perhaps, inclined to wonder how a modern military vessel, presumably packed with some of the most advanced wayfinding equipment available, managed to run into a seamount. The answer is both simple and instructional. The weren’t looking where they were going.

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#7 On Not Setting People on Fire

Last year I had 200% turnover on a project for a client. It was a perfect storm of terribleness. Difficult client group going through an executive transformation. High profile project under intense scrutiny. High financial stakes. No clear roadmap. Shifting priorities. Competing agendas. Unclear decision making process. In the end, there were 8 end-to-end designs by 5 companies for what should have been a fairly simple app. I’ve seen the pattern elsewhere; it follows a fairly predictable escalation path.

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