Team work

Distributed Team Leader

Now that distributed teams are finally adopted by the mainstream, productivity soars and work-life balance is better. Most developers, designers and writers are happy to be back in control of...

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Individuals are awesome

Collaborating with others is the most important skill in life. If you can't play well together, career chances are slim. We are a social species. People like people. They like to...

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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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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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The machine has strong opinions

I've worked in plenty of large enterprisy organisations and one of the most painful recurring themes is employee detachment. We don't talk about it that often, but in an industry that's...

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How to deal with Idea People

If you spend some time on start-up boards or networking events, you'll run into them. Developers can spot them from the other side of the room and try to stay...

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What makes a senior developer?

If there is one creature that has an almost mythical aura in the corporate world, it's the senior developer. Wise, battle-hardened and elusive, they are in high demand. I've worked with...

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