Actually, It IS All About You

(PDF: 94KB / 10 pages) (originally presented at the PNSQC, October 13, 2008) If we really want to improve the way we develop software, we need to start by understanding the team itself: what each participant brings to the table. We need to bring all this out into the open, discuss our shared goals, reflect on our cultural distinctions, and leverage our combined strengths.

The better we understand each other on the team, the stronger our trust will be. Our relationships will be more genuine, and our interactions will be more effective. With a consciously managed inventory of our skills, experiences and attitudes, we are better equipped to select which approach will be most effective and how to deploy this refined approach with the team.

  • What’s Happening

  • On The Road Again

    Jim frequently travels across Western Canada for engagements, and welcomes opportunities to meet, run a workshop, Diagnostic or Lunch and Learn session.


    Contact Jim if you would like to connect around any of the upcoming dates:

    • Blissfully at home in Vancouver, BC over the summer!
  • What People are Saying

    In our brief one day session with Clarrus, we identified the key areas to focus on, and drilled down to discuss the best approach to take in each area. Rather than a sanitary discussion of best practices, we arrived at a practical, specific set of items to implement – I think we made significant progress as a development group.

    — Daniel Miller, CEO, Miller Software