Tech needs better leaders

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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Minimum viable team

Management worships scaling. More is better. Large teams can churn out more features faster. Strong managers shine in huge hierarchies. Sure, it can be a bit wasteful, but if you...

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Office politics for techies

Techies seem to really dislike backchanneling and dealmaking. Mention office politics and the clich├ęs show up. Gossiping and he-said-she-said. Inept managers are promoted. Great solutions are dismissed in favour of...

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