Post: CTA Pre-Requisites Done, What Now?

There's a magical moment when you've completed your pre-requisite certs for your CTA. You are now a System and Application architect, amazing! Today I want to share my thoughts on the steps after you cleared the pre-requisites.Disclaimer: There are so many different ways to go about it, this is my personal opinion, go and find …

7 Things Admins can learn from Developers

We can all learn from each other. Admins bring qualities, developers bring qualities, architects bring qualities, BAs bring qualities ...Lilith and I had the honor to present 7 things we think Admins can learn from Developers. Code Formatting Naming Conventions  Test Driven Development  Solution DesignVersion ControlSOQL Think like a machine Don't forget to also check …

Post: What if the User wants to cancel the operation?

I've been doing some kind of product management for many years now and keep on making the same mistake.I keep forgetting: What if the User wants to cancel the operation? It's easy to think about a process from start to finish, always moving forward. During development and testing, canceling or going back doesn't matter but …

Op-Ed: Three traps of too much experience

Summary: We all know, that experience is necessary for being a great professional or passing the CTA. In my opinion, too much experience can be a trap. Being very experienced can make you rely on old knowledge, experience and hinder your openness to listen.  All the following apply to project works as well as the …

5 things I learned coding AppExchange Apps

As most of you know, I'm not a full-time coder, but see myself as an Admin and Architect. Releasing 4 apps over the last couple of months was quite a challenge.  As every other AppExchange developer I talked to agreed:  "Coding apps make you a better Developer." Today I want to share my 5 main learnings. …

Op-Ed: Most data is less valuable than we think

We are in the business of collecting data and facilitating business processes. Today I want to focus on the data side of things. Some of our clients obsess over customer data. Many of us heard the story of "Walmart can predict pregnancies based on purchasing data". The take-away from these stories for many of our …