Productivity: Disturb / Do Not Disturb

Interruptions Stink Let’s face it:  Interruptions and distractions are definitely issues that tamper with productivity. It doesn’t matter these days if you’re in an collocated workspace environment, or remote. Teamwork and collaboration requires frequent communication. Yet we want to make sure that doesn’t derail our train of thought. So instead of going back …

Technical Debt – Good or Evil?

Bring up the topic of “technical debt” to a software engineer, a product owner, a stakeholder, or heavens above, the gold owner. What happens? Do you get frowns? Smiles? Nervous fidgeting? Technical Debt is such a loaded, misused and misunderstood term. I imagine in most conversations when the topic comes up we probably aren’t even …