Tech industry

Why the Hybrid Model will fail

Software developers love distributed teams. Poll after poll shows this and while you will find the odd exception, the trend seems clear. It's not that the pandemic has shown developers the...

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Inside customer fallacy

Let's think of a restaurant. The kitchen is small and understaffed. There are 5 tables and they each have ordered something different. All of them expect to be served ASAP...

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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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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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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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All aboard the Agile shuttle bus

You are a developer in a bank and like most of your colleagues, you struggle with your commute. Management has heard the call and has come up with a solution....

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Software development is a creative job

Software development is a creative job. It's not a pleasant truth to most business people, who'd like more predictability. It doesn't fit in the worldview of most project managers, who'd want...

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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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