Cynefin

Cynefin

I was recently introduced to Dave Snowden’s Cynefin framework, pronounced “kuh-neh-vin”, as a way to understand the complexity of an issue so that you know your options to respond accordingly. With Cynefin, Dave Snowden, reminds us that not all issues are created equal and that different issues warrant different solutions. Continue reading “Cynefin”

Are you a Tech Lead?

Are you a Tech Lead?

An year ago, my next career goal was to become a Tech Lead. I wondered whether it is something I can achieve with dedication and aiming high or is it a simple case of being born with leadership gene, if such thing actually exist. When I consulted with Ben Liquete, my team’s Tech Lead at Barnardos Australia, we brainstormed about the qualities that makes up a Tech Lead and it came down to the following: A Tech Lead is an experienced programmer and a valuable team member. Is that all? No, there is more to it. Let’s dig deeper, shall we?

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