requires drawing a line in the sand that the audience acknowledges, if not agrees with.
You could say that Blue should ask a more specific question or that Magenta should take a moment to think about why they’re being asked this question… and I’d agree to both arguments, but the fact remains that there are plenty of status updates that don’t fulfill their role in informing decisions.
A good answer, one that feeds into forward momentum, has these three elements:
- How is the progress, in comparison to what was expected?
- Any potential risks ahead?
- Any interesting discoveries to share?
Here’s a useful search operator to find links posted in Slack:
I got hunting for links often (“where’s that article that Tim posted a few weeks ago in #research“?) to the point that it would be worth building some kind of filtering app for it, but this will have to do until then… Continue reading “Finding links in Slack”
Some people can orient themselves in a new place very quickly. Unfortunately, I’m not one of them.
Here, I experimented with taking screenshots of maps at various zoom levels and scribbling different layers of information on them to get a sense of where I traveled. Continue reading “Playing around with handwriting on maps”
I’ve been on a Roman Empire kick after an unintentional succession of visits to a few Roman amphitheaters in the past three weeks. Continue reading “Roman amphitheaters”
Github has announced new features that make it easier to collaborate on projects.
Github Issues is my tool of choice for tracking tasks and bugs on bigger development projects, and we rely on notifications in the Slack project channel & Zenhub to overlay a Kanban view and workflow. Continue reading “Github Projects vs Zenhub”
It is usually…
- A throwaway segue, as they figure out how to formulate some kind of request
- Another way of asking, how are you? with varying degrees of interest in your answer
and I find it a tricky one to answer.