Tech needs better leaders

Mobile jobs

This is not a post about mobile phones, but about working from home. From wherever, really. I was a kid in the 80's. I was a teenager in the 90's. When we...

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Going Remote Overnight

An emergency kit for newly distributed teams Those that know me, know I'm somewhat of a remote work advocate. For years, I've been praising the steady evolution away from the centralized...

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Face to face is easier. But for who?

Remote work is on the rise. While the amount of 100% distributed companies is still small, part-time work-where-you-like policies are the new normal. Most tech companies allow occasional remote work....

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All teams are self-organized

There is a lot of blah blah when it comes to team building. From hierarchical hard-liners to wishy-washy guru's, a lot has been said about how to make people collaborate. There...

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Flexiblity is a superpower

Every company calls itself flexible. It's one of those meaningless buzzwords used to attract talent. Most businesses are extremely rigid in their mindset. I regularly hear from companies that think starting...

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Targetted overcommunication

Every team building guide and business book stresses the need for good communication. It's important to inform your colleagues and stakeholders of what you're doing and how you're getting along. For...

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Too many senior devs

A customer I once worked for took pride in a simple yet baffling policy: "We only hire senior developers" Their line of reasoning was that they could afford to pay for...

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New year, old stack

Attracting software developers remains a hot topic. There is no easy solution and in some cases, it can really block the growth of your organisation. I was talking with a company...

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Your Kanban board is a waterfall

The Kanban board has become the staple of progress tracking in software development. There's a "To Do" column, various stages of "In progress" and finally a "Done" list. We think of...

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