Seek first to understand

Or: why is nobody listening to me!? Does this sound familiar? “They just do whatever they want.” “They don’t listen to our suggestions, whatever we try.” “Whatever they say goes.” “They talk as we’re not even here.” “They micro manage us all the time, we get to make no decisions.” If this does sound familiar toContinue reading “Seek first to understand”

There Is No Such Thing as a “Maintenance Project”

Recently I joined one of the STX Next projects as part of the development team. As many of our projects, it is not a greenfield project — there is an existing code base already (Google App Engine with Ionic, in this particular case) that we had to work with. I’ve looked through the code, and, let meContinue reading “There Is No Such Thing as a “Maintenance Project””