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My musings on anything from leadership to technology to entrepreneurship and back.

Oct 19, 2022

What makes leaders effective?

What makes leaders effective? Peter Drucker got an answer for us.

Oct 12, 2022

How to reorganize an IT department successfully

Reorganizations of IT departments are the daily bread of growing companies. But how can you make a reorg a success?

Sep 29, 2022

Flight levels

If your organization gets slower after an agile reorganization then flight levels might come to the rescue.

Sep 15, 2022

Rust versus Go

Rust and Go are two languages that both compile down to native code. How to they compare to each other? And which language should you use in your next project? Let's check it out!

Sep 11, 2022

A checklist for architecture proposals

We engineers are famously known for creating complicated systems that nobody understands at the end. Here's a checklist I used to guide my and my teams decisions and reign in many of the stupid ideas I had in the past.

Oct 24, 2020

Accelerate by Forsgren et al - book review

Accelerate became a classic book describing what makes a high performing IT department. But is it really cool? Let's check it out.

Sep 1, 2020

Hamilton Helmer's 7 Powers

As CTO and VP it is your responsibility to shape the strategy of your business. Hamilton Helmer's 7 Powers is one of the best frameworks to define a great business strategy.

Oct 23, 2016

Why to write tests

Writing tests makes software development a lot slower than it could theoretically be. So - does that mean that you should not write any tests at all?