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Managing Software Engineers – Philip Greenspun 2002

Managing Software Engineers – Philip Greenspun 2002 I submitted this article a long time to reddit, and it still has lots of great advice in it. Some great quotes in there: Negative reinforcement can work if the organization is extremely tightly managed, if the consequences are small and immediate (usuallyRead More

pitching an idea according to “The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work” by Scott Berkun

To pitch an idea successfully is often possible only in informal, intimate situations. The same goes for speaking the deepest truths and having them heard. Almost no one can convince an entire conference room of coworkers with a speech. That happens only in the movies. Some things are never said,Read More

Good article on managing remote teams

Wade Foster at Zapier talks about the tools, processes and other important issues when managing remote teams. Hopefully in the future companies make it easier to work remotely a few days of the week at least. Three ingredients of successful remote working setup Team Tools Process