There’s something wrong with the way most companies do performance reviews. Here’s why, and here’s how I do them.
My experience with leading and managing teams has taught me that a lot of friction and frustration are caused by miscommunication. This often happens through that which is not spoken, i.e. through implicit assumptions about what the other means.
In this article I'll shed some light on how miscommunication occurs, show a typical example of it, and give an opinion on the implications (i.e. how should one behave after knowing all this, and how to prevent or fix miscommunication).
Over the course of twenty years, I’ve noticed that my philosophy about software and the development thereof differs significantly from many other software developers and IT people. Here’s how, and here’s why I think coding should not be the most important thing.
Selenium + Chrome Headless fail with mysterious errors when run in GitLab CI and Docker. Here’s why, and also how we fixed it.
I previously blogged about and summarized the Lean Startup methodology and requesting customer interviews. Lean Startup literature make it sound as if customer development is hard work, but manageable. Well, even that is an understatement: even requesting customer interviews is hard! I spent the past month contacting 40 people by phone, email and LinkedIn. Here are the biggest issues I ran into and the biggest lessons I learned while doing customer development in the Netherlands, in a B2B context.
Passenger is not an easy project to debug. Being written in C++, it occasionally runs into failures caused by low-level issues. Such is the case with a strange bug report that we received last week. Users reported that Passenger crashes during startup on FreeBSD 11.2, but not on earlier FreeBSD versions. This blog post describes my debugging journey.
I previously blogged about and summarized the Lean Startup methodology and requesting customer interviews. But what do you do once you're in an interview? In this article I will discuss what to do and what to ask in order to get the most insights out of an interview session, as well as what sorts of things you should probe for.
I previously blogged about and summarized the Lean Startup methodology and requesting customer interviews. But I was told my messages are too American. The ways Americans talk is too outgoing, flamboyant and over-the-top by Dutch and perhaps also German standards. It's probably also a bit too long. Seeing that my initial customer base will be based in the Netherlands, I will need to tone down and shorten my messages. Here's what I did.