After leaving my CTO role at Etsy this past May, I took the summer off to spend time with my family, enjoy New York summertime, and give my mind time to refresh and recharge.
I thought long and hard about what I wanted to do next; the last time I took a new job was in 2009.
Since I had been an instigator in forming the SNAFUCatchers consortium (technical name: Resilient Business-Critical Software Operations) I helped put together the Stella Report. So, it may come as no surprise that Iâ€™m going to continue bridging the world of software engineering with cognitive systems engineering, human factors, systems safety, and resilience engineering.
Along with Dr. Richard Cook and Dr. David Woods, Iâ€™m launching a company weâ€™re calling Adaptive Capacity Labs, and it’s focused on helping companies (via consulting and training) build their own capacity to go beyond the typical “template-driven” postmortem process and treat post-incident review as the powerful insight lens it can be.
I could not be more excited. Not only do I believe we can help businesses in real meaningful ways, I sincerely believe that doing this work is good for the industry as a whole. I also could not be happier to work alongside David and Richard.
It’s time we start taking human performance seriously.