Roadblocks to Project Estimation

Roadblocks to Project Estimation

Project estimation is something that every engineering manager wants to get good at, but it seems to be a problem that very few people can say they’ve mastered. I’m not here to tell you I’m especially great at estimating things (or that I even have that much experience doing it), but from the past year […]

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Spring Race Season, 2015

Spring Race Season, 2015

Two weeks ago I traveled to Atlanta to do the Publix Georgia Half Marathon, and then this past week I did the Chitown Half Marathon along the lake here in Chicago. They were my first two races of the season, so I wasn’t sure what to expect, especially since I’m a bit heavier now than […]

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My Tips on Having Fun in Your Career

My Tips on Having Fun in Your Career

Back in December Ryan Rhoten got in touch with me about being a guest on his podcast. Ryan’s show features business professionals who offer advice, tell stories, and answer Ryan’s questions. It’s a very well done show, so it was an honor to be included. On the show, Ryan and I talked about Packback, hiring – […]

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An Update on Engineering at Packback

An Update on Engineering at Packback

As I enter my second full year of working with Packback, I can say that it’s already been an exciting and challenging experience. When I came in on my first day, there were five offshore developers dragging files onto two servers with absolutely no discernable workflow, coding standards, or version control system. The first few […]

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