Using developer pride as a measure of quality.
10 projects, 10 people
You wake one day with 10 projects to complete, and 10 people to do the work.
Baking continuous improvement into the Definition of Done.
Vicious cycles and defect infections.
The quality cake
In software development, testing is often considered synonymous with quality but by this point we may already be way off track.
There’s value in the fairness of a deal
If we're the seller we can skew the deal our way a little (or a lot), taking more than we deserve or sneaking certain details under the rug.
Speed vs. Quality
The perception of progress is not progress.
Scope creep is a function of duration
Fighting the passage of time.
Psychological safety; the key quality of effective teams
A team’s performance is not a function of the intelligence or individual strengths of its members, but the way that a team interacts.
Continuous improvement; an oft-overlooked meta-skill
Making a habit of assessing and improving the way we get things done.
Wired to favour red decisions
Short-sighted solutions create long-term problems.