One of the most difficult tasks I am faced with as a consultant is in setting expectations. With respect to technology, our modern culture has adopted exceedingly high ones. ‘It should just work’ is a familiar mantra that is often echoed throughout many of my discussions with project leaders, managers, and executives. Less discussed within … Continue reading What Will Change Everything?
This week I am giving several talks at this year's AIA Minnesota conference in Minneapolis. I will be participating in a panel called "Transforming Studio Culture" to discuss the impacts that data and computation are having on studio culture in architecture firms. Here are some notes as I prepare my opening remarks... I find myself in an … Continue reading Transforming Studio Culture – Notes for an AIA Panel Discussion
"The more you overthink the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain." - Mr. Scott, Chief Engineer of the Starship Enterprise Much of my professional upbringing can be characterized as falling within the boundaries of traditional architectural practice. I started out working in a small design-build practice which required hands-on construction. I … Continue reading What Building Teams Can Learn from Scrum