Minimize Team Churn

One behavior pattern I have observed in traditional management structures is the idea that human beings are essentially replaceable parts. You take one cog in the machine and if its about the right size you can jam it somewhere else to make the system move faster. The reality is much different. Even the smallest change … Continue reading Minimize Team Churn

Some Silos Form Naturally but Require Conscious Investment to Fix

I recently had the opportunity to work with a client who is taking on a massive re-platform of a cyber-physical system. The “cyber” part being a cloud hosted IoT platform built on top of Microsoft Azure (and all of its goodies) and the “physical” part being security and monitoring devices. The team is a global … Continue reading Some Silos Form Naturally but Require Conscious Investment to Fix