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Christopher Gannon's thoughts and discussions on software development, product management, process improvement, and organizational change.
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I haven’t been keeping up with this blog for a while, but it is challenging to produce relevant content while working a full time job, though not for the reasons you might suspect.
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Twitter account move and social media.
Also decided to restart my twitter account for professional purposes only. I’m finding 140 characters less useful everyday…
Getting Effective Feedback
When presenting work in progress to a group or team, setting the tone and trimming the attendees can mean the difference between success and frustration.
New feature pitfalls
New features or products are exiting, and can get a disporpotionate amount of attention. Developers are often more engaged when tackling new concepts and code, while the account managers and sales teams are anxious to present the added value to … Continue reading
Software devs and presentations
In many organizations, developers tend to be insular, with little external communication outside their team. Part of this is simply the nature of the job, but a much of this stems from belief in developer stereotypes. I have seen organizations … Continue reading
There is such a thing as “too” prepared
I wince when I think of the time that has been wasted over my career from teams trying to “guess” what a client will need rather than just asking them what they want. A client may ask for a 30 … Continue reading
CloudCooker Project – IoT on Azure
The CloudCooker system is a side project I’ve been working on to connect Arduino-based PID controllers to the Azure cloud. More information can be found at the Code Project site and a YouTube video I recently published. I hope you … Continue reading
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Fix the problem TODAY.
Managers frequently attempt to develop solutions and processes that can benefit groups outside of their domain. Wide-reaching organizational change is a great goal, but it can lead to a “scope panic” where nothing is accomplished.
Smoldering Dev blog move
After several months of inactivity due to a combination of family and work responsibilities, I have decided to restart writing to this blog again. My primary intent is to sharpen my own writing skills while sharing some of the lessons … Continue reading
Cleaning my lawn after the storm
We had a pretty large storm in our area a few days ago, and our wooded yard was a disaster. There were at least 20 branches down too large for me to move by myself along with hundreds of several … Continue reading
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