Marginal gains for development teams

Happy new year!

Human beings have seemingly been making new year’s resolutions for around 4,000 years. There is something about the year incrementing by one that somehow encourages folks to examine their past failures and vouch to do better in the year ahead.

And yet, research (and plenty of personal experience) shows that around 80% of resolutions will be broken by the second week of February.

Focus on systems not goals

I’ve been considering this a lot over the last few weeks, both personally and for the Scrum teams that I’m working with and this quotation from author James Clear has been resonating a lot with me:

You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems. Your goal is your desired outcome. Your system is the collection of daily habits that will get you there. This year, spend less time focusing on outcomes and more time focusing on the habits that precede the results. — James Clear

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SEC digital calendar website is now mobile first

How the new SEC digital calendar website looks on a Google Pixel 2XL smartphone

This week I launched a mobile-first redesign of my SEC digital calendar website which is a resource for the Scottish Episcopal Church to enable anyone to integrate this year’s church calendar and lectionary with their digital calendar (e.g. Google Calendar).

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