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Dan Creswell
Pragmatic engineer - Tech is the servant of humanity. Dabbler in martial arts.
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Dan Creswell Feb 20
Replying to @cyetain
Hmmm...why? Or maybe an example?
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Dan Creswell Feb 20
Replying to @swardley
I like this expression. So, if something cannot be mapped as yet, what might that mean / require us to do?
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Dan Creswell Feb 20
I would suggest software development is in the class of wicked problems (). As such it seems to me peddling apparent black & white truths or total certainties particularly around method or process is ill-advised. And yet there’s so much of that around…
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Dan Creswell Feb 20
Replying to @dancres
Noting that methodology alone isn’t the culprit. We are complicit, preferring the comfort of an apparently (but by empirical evidence not at all) perfect process over pragmatic, practical choices to get a job done right.
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Dan Creswell Feb 20
“When a methodology makes people think “following process” is the actual output [irrespective of the real output], it has crossed over to the cult zone.”
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Dan Creswell Feb 20
I prefer to say that being unprofessional amounts to not taking appropriate care. There are many ways to achieve that level of care, choose what works for you but do _something_ rather than _nothing_. To pretend you are delivering quality when you have nothing in place…
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Dan Creswell Feb 20
To observe the process doesn’t mean have measures and watch the numbers. It means you need to get down onto the work-floor and see what’s going on with your own eyes. Measures will only show you the superficial, nothing can be meaningfully improved from that position.
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Dan Creswell Feb 20
This one's a gem...
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Shane Parrish Feb 19
People who arbitrage time will almost always outperform. The first order thought of instant gratification is a crowded path, ensuring mediocre results at best. Delayed gratification, which requires second order thinking, is less crowded and more likely to get results.
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Dan Creswell Feb 20
Transformation of self is not effected by new clothes or getting the latest phone. It’s just veneer, no substantive difference. Might make you feel better in the short-term. For orgs it’s largely the same. New brand imagery, tech overhauls, no substantive difference. Go deeper.
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Dan Creswell Feb 20
Mmm, I pretty much daily come across (decent-sized) orgs that haven't started down this road, often not even cloud. And at the other end of the axis, there's serverless threatening to upset the roll. Less revolution, more waves on various overlapping timescales of varying size?
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Lennox Lewis League of Champions Foundation Feb 19
Morning discussion with the champ “If you are a boxer note this, you won’t be able to knock everyone out, and if you can’t knock them out you better know how to box” ,
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Dan Creswell Feb 20
Check out "CloudCamp - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy special!" - there will be good folks here, you should go.
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Dan Creswell Feb 19
Tragedy is a very personal thing and what works for one, doesn't work for another. I know a few folk who swear by prayer and others who prefer a counsellor. Who are we to tell them what works for them?
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Dan Creswell Feb 19
Given the hiring strategy of a typical org (body-shopping, hiring of cogs for the machine, acquisition of cattle for slaughter, too controversial?) it sadly doesn't surprise me. They have a problem, they buy a resource to get them out of it...
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Dan Creswell Feb 19
"Experts emphasize the importance of deep understanding over the recalling of facts. Students who learn with meaningful learning are able to problem solve better than those who learn by rote." How much by-rote do you see in your organisation?
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Dan Creswell Feb 19
Amen! LMP1 is struggling somewhat, there's a gap to fill in there somewhere.
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Dan Creswell Feb 19
Perennial conundrum. Org needs to do something different but the overwhelming weight of social/mental programming makes it hard to conceive of and hire the "renegade" thinking consequently required. Essentially, we must hire folks that make us uncomfortable.
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Kirsten Minshall Feb 18
Orgs crave certainly to the point they'd rather pretend in its existence than face reality. Thread 👇
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Dan Creswell Feb 19
Replying to @cyetain
Aye!
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