Creating an estimate

October 28, 20234 min read

Estimating, like anything in software development, is a skill. And it's HARD.

Estimates serve a purpose

October 28, 20232 min read

Estimates are invaluable for us to project plan.

What is an estimate?

October 28, 20233 min read

I think misunderstanding what's in an estimate is a big reason so many devs hate estimating.

Supporting Private Access Tokens on your web server

March 03, 20238 min read

Private Access Tokens (PATs) are being touted as an end to CAPTCHAs. How do you update your app or web server to accept PATs?

Ode to VSCode Snippets

May 24, 20227 min read

Snippets are powerful. This one little tool can reduce toil and make it easier to follow your team's style conventions. They're also fun to play with. Work smarter not harder!

Pay equity audit: How-to

May 06, 202210 min read

A pay equity audit is a big undertaking. A well-planned methodology helps it run smoothly. In this post, I share the audit process I've used and some considerations for each step.

Pay equity audit challenges

May 02, 20226 min read

When I led a pay equity audit, my team was small and we didn't have an HR or legal department. We solved some unique challenges to complete our audit and stay committed to our inclusion goals.

What is a pay equity audit?

April 25, 20224 min read

I believe strongly that every engineering organization should conduct regular pay equity audits. Pay equity audits ensure a fair and inclusive culture for all your team members.

Value of team estimates

April 19, 20223 min read

I see teams choose to forgo estimates when they find them challenging and don't see value in them. But there's a ton of value in team estimates!

Creating an inclusive and effective career path: Making the changes

April 11, 20226 min read

A thoughtful career path is a foundational element to building the type of culture you want on your team. The single most important thing you can do to ensure your career path is a more effective and inclusive tool is to make it specific and explicit. This is part three of a 3-part series.