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Stop Planning Based on Guesses

Brad Jolicoeur - 03/23/2019
Meditating on a software development task and picking a random number is a guess. There are other methods that provide equally effective methods of planning that do not include guesses.
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Adopting New Technology

Brad Jolicoeur - 02/26/2019
Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt, author of The Goal and father of the Theory of Constrain identified Four questions necessary to realize the full benefits of adopting a new technology. These Four questions can be used to help your organization realize order of magnitude advantages when adopting new technologies like the Cloud.
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If Everyone Is Responsible, No One Is

Brad Jolicoeur - 11/26/2018
The notion that developers are light bulbs and any developer or team of developers will output the same code or have the same perspective on every pattern seems to be pervasive at pretty much every company I have worked for over the last 20 years. I believe there is a better way to organize your teams so that they have well defined boundries and ownership of outcomes.
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Technical Leader Reading List

Brad Jolicoeur - 09/27/2018
Over the years I have read countless management and technical books and of those books there are a select few that had a profound impact on how I view the world and my capabilities as a leader. I have put together this list of books to share so that others can benifit from their knowledge and so I can remind myself of some books I should periodically read.
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