Steven A. Lowe

Steven A. Lowe is a consultant, software developer, inventor, entrepreneur, author, musician, and lover of puns. He ran an innovative custom software development company for nearly a decade before joining ThoughtWorks as a Principal Consultant in 2014. He admits to being the author of "From Burnout to Bonfire" and a willing participant in the band Noise in the Basement, but neither confirms nor denies being the science-fiction author Steven Ayel. Disclosure: He also writes for Hewlett-Packards marketing website TechBeacons.

15 signs you’re doing agile wrong

15 signs you’re doing agile wrong

15 signs you’re doing agile wrong

Misconceptions and ‘best practices’ may have your team spinning wheels rather than continuously churning out productive code

5 ways to beef up your indie dev business

5 ways to beef up your indie dev business

Indie dev shops can bank on bigger prospects with our guide to bolstering the bottom line

Don’t fear shadow IT -- exploit it and prosper

Don’t fear shadow IT -- exploit it and prosper

Business colleagues with a technical itch can be effective allies if you foster a sane, productive strategy around DIY IT

The 10 commandments of IT consulting success

The 10 commandments of IT consulting success

Thou shall surmount epic hurdles in your next tech gig, thanks to these sage tips

14 nightmare clients -- and how to defang them

14 nightmare clients -- and how to defang them

Here’s how to identify and neutralize beastly client behavior before it gets the best of your project

14 nightmare clients -- and how to defang them

14 nightmare clients -- and how to defang them

Beastly behavior in the workplace is a given from time to time, but did you know that some of your clients are actual monsters? Find out how zombies, minotaurs, sirens and more will show up in your software project lifecycle, and how...

13 insider tips for acing your job interview

13 insider tips for acing your job interview

Esoteric puzzles, landmine questions, ‘cultural fit’ -- these 13 tips help you navigate the IT interview process with confidence

The 14 mistakes that will kill your independent development shop

The 14 mistakes that will kill your independent development shop

Indie developers take heed: Heads-down coding is a one-way ticket back to the corporate grind.

The 14 mistakes that will kill your independent development shop

The 14 mistakes that will kill your independent development shop

Indie developers take heed: Heads-down coding is a one-way ticket back to the corporate grind

How to succeed as an independent software developer

Being an independent software developer can be a dream life. But dreams include nightmares, so it's best to be prepared.

15 tips for success as an independent software developer

15 tips for success as an independent software developer

Here's how to cut your corporate ties and transform your programming chops into a thriving business

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