Using your current project to make the next one better and faster

...and other overly explained concepts

Hi! I'm Jason!

Partner & CIO at Paper Tower

 

WordPress Core Contributor

 

Team member of Piklist

 

Descendent of two Presidents

 

Big fan of designers

 

Twitter: @jasontheadams

My wife and I in Ireland. Highly recommend!

Let's jump right in...

This story begins in 2009

In the Detroit airport

...in the wrong airport

"Hey Jay! I lost my job!"

Tribology

The Study of Friction & Wear

We started over 6 times

Observe

Reflect

Discuss

The Learning Circle

Chronos

Kairos

What have you learned?

How will you respond?

Act

Account

Plan

Observation:

Reflection:

Discussion:

Lesson:

The goal is to grow the website portion of the business, but the web team is weakest in development.

I have a strong background in engineering. I haven't worked in web much, but I can likely help.

We all agreed that the best chance to grow the business was to step up our development.

To grow we need stronger development.

Response:

Plan:

Accountability:

Act:

We would make the changes necessary to improve development for the web team.

I will change from being the Project Manager to Lead Web Developer. The owners would provide me with what I needed to level the team up.

I will report back regularly to the owners as to the progress we're making.

We will get started immediately.

Let's pause. Questions?

Item 1:

Organization

Item 2:

Post Types & Taxonomies

Item 3:

Assets & Task Runners

Item 4:

Excellent CMS Experience

Item 5:

The Loop & OOP

In conclusion, friends:

Plan to pause and learn

Thank You!

Feel free to chat with me! You can find me in...

The hallway afterwards :)

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