Like a lot of other software development team leaders, I did not start my career thinking I was going to get into management.  I went from being a senior developer doing some project management when needed to managing a program with project managers, business analysts, and developers totaling 63 people building seven different products using…

This is the fourth article in my Secrets of Conflict Resolution blog series.  The series is based on my presentation of the same name that I presented at Nebraska.Code(). The agenda for this series is: Conflict in the Workplace by the Number Conflict Resolution: Setting the Stage Approaches to Conflict Resolution: Collaborating Approaches to Conflict Resolution: Compromising…

Last Thursday was an interesting day that ended in a way I never expected.  After a day full of negotiations on a variety of topics to include how to test four different releases at the same time and how to properly staff my team’s business analysis needs, I had a meeting with our Human Resources…

This is the third article in my Secrets of Conflict Resolution blog series.  The series is based on my presentation of the same name that I presented at Nebraska.Code(). The agenda for this series is: Conflict in the Workplace by the Number Conflict Resolution: Setting the Stage Approaches to Conflict Resolution: Collaborating Approaches to Conflict Resolution:…

This is the second article in my Secrets of Conflict Resolution blog series.  The series is based on my presentation of the same name that I presented at Nebraska.Code(). The agenda for this series is: Conflict in the Workplace by the Number Conflict Resolution: Setting the Stage Approaches to Conflict Resolution: Collaborating Approaches to Conflict Resolution:…

This is the first article in my Secrets of Conflict Resolution blog series.  The series is based on my presentation of the same name that I presented at Nebraska.Code(). The agenda for this series is: Conflict in the Workplace by the Number Conflict Resolution: Setting the Stage Approaches to Conflict Resolution: Collaborating Approaches to Conflict Resolution:…

As part of re-launching by blog, I’m going to start off a new series of articles based off of my Secrets of Conflict Resolution presentation.  One of the most challenging aspects of being a manager is dealing with conflict among your team.  It is vital to productivity to get the team running like a well-oiled…

Excuse the mess, but I’m revamping my blog and I’m working on preparing the new WordPress theme that I will be using.  Look for new content shortly.