Managing a Technical Team: Building Better

Heard a great podcast the other day from the team at Manager Tools, entitled “THE Development Question”.  I’m sorry to say that I can’t find it on their website, but it did show up in Podcast Addict for me, so hopefully you can pick it up and give it a listen.  I’ll sum up the […]

August 18, 2014 · stuart · No Comments
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Managing a Technical Team: Act Like a Good Developer

This is one of my favorite pieces of advice from my Managing a Technical Team presentation that I’ve been doing at several SQLSaturdays and other conferences: act like a good developer, with a different focus.  Most new managers, especially if they’ve been promoted from within (the Best Operator) model don’t know how to improve their […]

August 4, 2014 · stuart · No Comments
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MaTT: The MARS framework for DBA’s

So, as usual, I’m struggling to sit down and write; I know I should (it’s good for the soul), but frankly, I’m struggling to put words to web page.  As a method of jumpstarting my brain, I thought I would write about something simple and relevant to what I’m doing these days in my primary […]

January 28, 2014 · stuart · 3 Comments
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Back on the trail…. #sqlsatnash

I realize that I should probably be blogging about my New Year’s resolutions, but meh… I’ve been super busy surviving the holidays.  So busy in fact that I’ve failed to mention that I’ll be presenting at the SQLSaturday in Nashville on January 18, 2014.  I actually got selected to present TWO topics, which is HUGE […]

January 6, 2014 · stuart · No Comments
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MaTT: Entropy

Decided to take a detour today in my blogging thoughts (it is Friday, after all), and opted to revisit the issues of managing a technical team (MaTT); today’s topic: Entropy. en·tro·py /ˈentrəpē/ Noun A thermodynamic quantity representing the unavailability of a system’s thermal energy for conversion into mechanical work, often… Lack of order or predictability; […]

June 21, 2013 · stuart · One Comment
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