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The Things You Don’t See

Mark Mzyk December 14, 2008

There are things you don’t know about me, things that few people do. For example, the other night I cooked Tuscan ravioli stew for my wife and myself.  Dinner was fun.  I imagined that the ravioli were flying saucers and referenced the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind, which had been playing on TV […]

Management’s Fail Whale

Mark Mzyk September 21, 2008

This idea has been bouncing around in my head for a while, but it’s only just now that I’ve managed to get it down onto paper in more than just a series of bullet points. Management and Twitter face the same scaling problems. This thought is directly related to agile practices.  We’ve all known the […]

Purpose of Restructuring

Mark Mzyk August 21, 2008

What is the purpose of restructuring in an organization (not in code)? My answer is this: To put the right people in place with the necessary resources to lead the company. If a restructuring takes place and that doesn’t happen, all you’ve done is make a feel good move.  If after a restructuring the same […]