Tag: non-optimal-things

  • Jira makes me want to cry

    Every company I've worked at in the last 9 years, from small startups to multi-thousand-person public corporations, has used Jira for managing software projects internally. In this post, I want to explain what Jira is and why interacting with it at work makes me feel frustrated and unproductive. (Read more)
  • Non-optimal tech offices

    Looking back over the last decade, I've had a lot of great experiences in the offices of my employers and for the most part these spaces have been comfortable. However, there are certain office features that I've encountered at company after company that are not optimal and end up unnecessarily lowering productivity and happiness. In this post, I want to call these features out and describe how they can be fixed. (Read more)
  • Non-optimal engineer personas

    Software engineers are an interesting bunch. While quirks are fine, and I have a few myself, there are certain traits that show up on the personality side that can be genuinely counterproductive to my team's work. In this post, I want to explain what these are and how I try to deal with them. (Read more)