Steve Rowe's Blog

Ruminations on Computing - Programming, Test Development, Management and More

April, 2009

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    Don’t Worship at the Altar of Accuracy

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    Earlier today I found myself faced with a common management situation.  I had been sent an e-mail which showed that a piece of data we were using was inaccurate.  The specific issues was what percentage of a certain test run was automated. ...
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    Inbox Zero, Take Two

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    A year and a half ago I tried to get to “ Inbox Zero ” and failed.  This is the idea that you get your inbox down to zero mails every day.  I’m making another run at it and this time have been a little more successful.  I’m not perfect...
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    I'll be posting on Twitter occasionally

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    As I surf the net I often run across articles of interest. If I feel they warrant a comment, I'll post them on this blog, but most don't rise to that level. I've decided to try using twitter as an outlet for such items. If you want to see the articles...
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    Becoming a Manager: Learning to Rely on Data

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    Having been a manager* for a while now, I’ve learned more about what it means and what changes it requires in thinking.  This installment of the “ Becoming a Manager ” series covers the increasing reliance on abstract data that is required as you...
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    Simple Management Tip: Tracking 1:1 Conversations

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    Here’s a quick tip I’ve found very handy.  When doing 1:1’s with your team (you are doing these regularly, right?), take notes to keep track of the conversations from week to week.  I currently use a 5-tab notebook with one tab for each direct...
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