Our work philosophy

We are focused on teaching best practices for tech companies that enable their people the autonomy to succeed and excel. An engineering practice has three major components. People, Philosophy, Processes. These are the meta structures of how a technology organisation does its work. People enact Philosophy via Processes.

We have a deep interest in these meta structures and the way they interact with each other. Technology organisations often operate with these meta structures at sub optimal levels. Our approach is about understanding each of these meta structures in detail, in particular, the philosophical side, which is often overlooked in the interest of speedy delivery and efficiency. Here are some of the questions we answer and unpack:




Our approach is to understand the intersection of each of the above in order to define a better way of operating using thoughtful engineering practices that allows an organisation to be incrementally better.

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Would you like to improve team effectiveness and productivity? Got a project you think we can help with? Interested in leadership coaching or engineering training? Basically, want to work with us? Get in touch: gday@blackmill.co and we will be in touch in a jiffy.

We live on, and benefit from, the colonised lands of the Arakwal and the Minjungbal peoples of the Bundjalung nation, and those of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of these lands and recognise their enduring connection to land, waters, and culture. We pay our respects to their elders, past and present.