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7 key insights for improving engineering team performance


Code Climate, the purveyors of software services that help engineering teams become more efficient and productive, recently held their second annual Code Climate Summit. In the opening keynote, Bryan Helmkamp, CodeClimate CEO, outlined 7 conclusions he’s made about how to improve the efficiency of software development teams, using data gathered from hundreds of users of their...

Do OKRs work for a two-person company?


What are OKRs? The goal setting process called “OKRs” or Objectives and Key Results is currently quite popular across the startup and Silicon Valley corporate world. Google uses Objectives and Key Results to maintain goals across its organization. An entire industry of software tools has sprung up to support the process.  Large organizations use OKRs to create top level goals that...

Pyramid of software developer job satisfaction


Over the past 20 years, I’ve had the privilege to work on scores, if not hundreds, of software projects. Between consulting work and full time jobs, I’ve been able to help bring to fruition the ideas and goals of many partners, clients, and employers.  But what I’ve come to realize over my career is that no matter how novel, how challenging, or even how lucrative a project is...

A holding company for side projects


For as long as I can remember, I have loved building businesses. Ideas have always come naturally to me, and over the years I have honed my skills at actually making those ideas a reality.  I recall one of my first businesses at about 12 or 13 years old, designing nicer looking versions of property data sheets for real estate agents to give out to prospective buyers. My most recent profitable...

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