Irrational Exuberance!

Tools for operating a growing organization.

November 18, 2017 As your team or organization grows, you'll need to design and rollout new layers of tools and processes to support their success. This article takes a look at some of the tools that I've found useful in operating engineering teams.

Increment has launched.

April 13, 2017 Over the past three months, I've had the fairly rare opportunity to watch Susan, Mercedes and Philipp transform Increment from a rought concept into something concrete.

Infrastructure between cost center and ego trip

March 5, 2017 Planning the work for infrastructure engineering organization can be a challenge, in part due to a lack of clarity around what such an organization contributes value to the company it operates within. I have thoughts, and a simple thinking aid, for that.

Ways Engineering Managers Get Stuck

March 3, 2017 It's performance review season, which is a great time to review Camille Fournier's discussion of how individual contributors get stuck, and also a good time for me to write up a few ideas about how engineering managers can get stuck as well.

Braindump on Load Generation

December 18, 2016 As I'm starting to spend more time on load generation and load testing, I did some research for related papers and typed up notes afterwards.