A value to help guide a roadmap for a deliverable. Estimation can feel hand-wavy and to a degree, it certainly is. Though, adding time constraints can provide guardrails for a team to maintain focus on the end goal. …


The unpredictable happens. Whether it is a production outage or priorities of a dependent team shifted causing a rippling effect on your deliverables, your next steps are important to building trust and providing a correction.

As soon as you notice an issue, take a moment and gather information. Get the…


A code review is such an important step and touches on so many facets of a team. It helps drive culture, collaboration, and mentorship. As your team grows, there is typically no shortage of code reviews for fixing tech debt, new features, security patches, optimizations, etc. Your team might have…

Phil Tobias

Software Engineer / Architect. Opinions are my own. https://www.linkedin.com/in/philtobias/

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