This common idea (search it) that sometimes you need to “slow down to go faster” has come up many times throughout my career. What it essentially means in the web development context is that we sometimes need to slow down releasing customer facing features in the short-term to focus on…

Feature Estimations are a Train Wreck

Estimations are usually wrong. They're time consuming and inaccurate. There are plenty of estimation strategies like t-shirt sizes, Fibonnaci numbers, and other weighting systems. Then comes the “poker planning.” The idea is that these humans are supposed to sit around a table, look at a piece of work and vote…

As a webdev team, we have several core values that help guide our decisions day-to-day. Here are a few examples:

Tests or it didn’t happen

A past refrain in internet culture when someone told an outlandish story is, “Pics or it didn’t happen.” We say the same thing here except for tests. Test provide 1)…

Rackspace’s Lesson for Managers

There are several great takeaways from Lorenzo Gomez’s, “The Rack We Built: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly of Creating Company Culture.” The advice most often mentioned though is:

Everyone wants to be a valued member of a winning team on an inspiring mission.

According to Gomez, when you…

Intel, Google and many other successful organizations espouse using OKRs to guide their business strategy implementations. Here, we’ll get a basic idea of what OKRs are and how they are used in business and in life.

Let’s start with an example:

Say you are having a dinner party tomorrow night…

Zachary Keeton

A 12th-year web dev building products and leading teams at Plus One Robotics in San Antonio, Texas, USA

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