Friday, 20 April 2012

What defines a successful project?

Single Fist Pump!
A colleague asked me over coffee, “What do you do?” I sipped my full fat cappuccino and reflected on the question. Sipping coffee and reflecting go well together so I may have milked the situation a bit more than was required. 

“Hello!” he interrupted. “Did you hear me?”

It was a good question erring on the side of existential and difficult to sum up in a tweet sized thought bite. 

For a bit of context, I have a technical leadership role which can mean many things to many people - including other people in technical leadership roles. I had to dig deep and try find an answer that came from my heart and wasn’t ripped off from the Steve Jobs Autobiography. 

“To make sure we deliver projects... successfully.” I said with the thousand yard stare of a visionary. 

“To deliver projects?” he smirked. “Truly inspirational.”

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

[definition] Pushing Tin

Pushing Tin [pa oosh ing tihn]
1. Setting up and managing technical infrastructure in the days before CLOUD architecture
2. A movie with John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton in which Billy Bob gets really, really lucky.