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I’m so lazy

When is being lazy advantageous? Why not always jump into problems, work and team assignments, and new projects?

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Tell me why: Incident RCAs

What purpose does a root cause analysis serve for incidents? Why ask why so many times?

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Everybody leaves

How will I transfer the knowledge of the departing employee? What should I do to help my team cope with the loss?

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What's wrong with designating feature work as good, bad, and ugly? How should you categorize feature work and why?

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Being responsible

How do you convince management you're ready for a promotion? What are two common ways to demonstrate confidence?

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When to ask for help

How long should you be stuck before asking for help? Who should you ask?

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Work politics with integrity

Why is workplace politics unavoidable? How do you participate in politics without compromising your integrity?

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Why do multi-team postmortems often devolve into blame games and inaction? How do you run a 90-minute postmortem in which every person and topic is heard, and owners are assigned to improvements?

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When and why do people actually get promoted? What is a business need?

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You don’t need a publicist

Why doesn't your work speak for itself? How do you become more visible without grandstanding or appearing desperate?

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