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  • Asking Probing Questions to get to the "Real Requirements"

    25 September 2019 @CharCharBonkles My grandpa was an engineer and a farmer, and as a kid I spent many summer weeks at my grandparents’ farm. I was introduced to centrifugal and centripetal forces as a youngster while helping my grandpa feed the many farm cats – after filling up their...

  • Teams are Systems too! A systems perspective on teamwork and leadership.

    @CharCharBonkles Author’s Note: Sources are linked inline, and books I reference are linked to Amazon. A few days ago, I was discussing my future career path with a good friend and former MACCDC teammate. I mentioned that I am more of a system-level thinker – I love working on complex...

  • How Combat Sport Psychology and Strategy apply to the Red vs. Blue dynamic of Cyber Security Competitions

    @CharCharBonkles Author’s note: The last portion of this article relies heavily on my personal experiences “in the ring” of collegiate taekwondo sparring and “in the pit” of the Mid-Atlantic Regional CCDC. Many of the fighting strategies are ‘coach-isms’ and are not from an official source. Sources are linked inline. A...