The Colorful and Gray World of Engineering Management

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  • Blog Post: Sometimes At Work, We Act Like Dogs

    You can only buy loyalty if you buy a dog; otherwise loyalty has to be earned. One of the best things an engineering manager can receive from their team members is loyalty. It's not something that you should ever ask of them, but they may just give it to you anyway. When you have people that are loyal...
  • Blog Post: 17 on 17

    On October 17th, I celebrate my 17th anniversary at Microsoft. If someone told me on my first day at work that I would be here for 17 years, I wouldn't have believed them. Besides marriage and family, there's not a lot else that has consistently been in my life for that long. I have new hobbies, live...
  • Blog Post: Clones don't make good testers

    A few weeks ago, I attended a presentation about diversity and it was enlightening. I personally always think the word "diversity" is very corporate and used as standard manager terminology. For me, I instead think about diversity as " differences " between people. Everyone is different and it's not...
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