Looking through the lens... with detail. Observing by listening and watching to what users have to say. Seeing in action, the fast-paced environment. The vast amount of tools and systems in use just to get the job done. Trying to understand the users current knowledge of features with-in a system vs their limitation on time … Continue reading Looking through the lens…
How do you manage it? If in doubt, do you cross reference the advice to check if it's correct? Are you the type that will go beyond and give advice to others? Could you potentially persuade people within reasons to change their minds? Would you give a mini task that will benefit a persons understanding? … Continue reading Advice
Craftsmanship vs Continuous Production
In a line of duty, when duty calls... Quality craftsmanship is needed when many issues occur. Sometimes having to question almost everything to understand the start to end process. Usually when user stories change more often during production and the need to get more clarification. Whilst keeping on top of demand, it's urgent - meeting … Continue reading Craftsmanship vs Continuous Production
Where’s the Transparency?
Another key element along with communication is transparency. It's great communicating information between people, but where's the transparency around it. Allow me to explain. Communication can be easily be lost in translation and also be misunderstood. It also gets harder with groups of people in meetings, leading to more complexity and become notorious for multiple … Continue reading Where’s the Transparency?
Things I’ve learnt…
Identifying problems and providing solutions... Problem: Teaching only works when the learner is eager to pick up and trial new things outside their comfort zones without worrying about deadlines around time management. Solution: But of course is aware of time taken to complete the task in hand, informing those that need to know how much … Continue reading Things I’ve learnt…
Awareness of Communication
There's no problem talking about real issues that have a large impact. Based on day to day activities, if something is taking longer then usual then you've got a problem. Whether it's a long winded process, a hardware or software system, network, or performance issue - all cost time. Take a random day of the … Continue reading Awareness of Communication
Having time spent reviewing code bases and realising where to optimise productivity. Helping out not just the end users, but the developers either sides of the teams. One of the biggest issue with our monolithic system is where to find certain features. This is because of many reasons. Built by different developers all at different … Continue reading New Strategy
You're trying too hard or the ones that are looking, searching, judging are one requesting way too much, maybe, sometimes on demand, whether that's internal or external. Spotting the difference is another trait. Don't become the bait, but spot it and report it, where there's a growing concern. Maybe there's something more, inbetween the lines, … Continue reading Maybe just…
Generalists vs Specialists
Do you have a spare moment and own a LinkedIn account? When it comes to designing and developing UI in software or websites, I've always tried my best to think of the end users with UX in mind. Sometimes it's not clear from the start, but it eventually becomes clearer during the process. Sometimes it's … Continue reading Generalists vs Specialists
As human beings we assume a lot, but realising after it's not the case anymore. We accept those that have worked longer in employment to know more. But when we talk about agendas, we realised that's not the case. Opening up and talking about topics we enjoy can show how in depth knowledge we may … Continue reading Uncertainty?