Another Phrase of Mine: “JFDI”

In case you didn’t know, my wife is an accountant. One time, she was working on a task that required many ledger entries to be adjusted and updated. It wasn’t a huge amount, but it was several dozen. This data could have been automatically imported from various other systems and integrated into the system, but […]

What Can I Do Right Now?

Like many people, I can get stressed and overwhelmed. This is fairly common, I suspect, in many jobs because so many roles are about juggling and organizing multiple thoughts and priorities and tasks all at once. When it gets to be too much, I get what I call, task overloaded. I have tried to teach myself […]

Don’t Let the Little Things Accumulate

One of my first jobs was working at a pizza restaurant. There are many little tips and tricks you’ll learn over time at any job, and here’s an important one I learned when cooking pizza. As we would pull the pizza pans from the oven and transfer the pizza onto a cutting board, the pans […]

Prioritization, or “I’ve been too busy”

I haven’t written a post in a really long time, but the other day I made a commitment to myself to get back to being intentional about posting regularly. I was trying to decide whether to discuss it here or just start posting and pretending like nothing ever happened, but I eventually settled on discussing […]

Are You Off Course? Probably.

So I’m reading The Slight Edge, a pretty awesome book by Jeff Olson, and it is dawning on me how his basic principles apply to Agile. One anecdote that he mentions several times is that when a rocket is flying to the Moon it is actually off-course for over 90% of the time. Now that […]