Engineering Cultures Suck at Product

I laughed out loud this morning as I read a blog from High Scalability that noted “Engineering First Cultures Suck at Product.” The author couldn’t be more right, and it’s about time that this message becomes mainstream. The reason I decided to build 3Pillar from an independent consultancy into a product development specialist in 2009…

Why Pushing for More is Slowing You Down

One of the worst mistakes software executives make in product development is pushing to maximize velocity. They equate minimizing time to value with going faster, when, in reality, going faster than the team is built to go tends to elongate time to value. (Minimizing time to value is more about releasing early and often). Velocity…

3 Ways to Act, and Act Now

Leadership styles vary greatly when it come to initiating action. Some leaders are quick to move while others deliberate and process. The latter are more analytical and often find themselves in the trap of letting perfect be the enemy of the good. Given that building momentum and getting a team to move is essential to…