The 13th issue of Herding Cats, a curated newsletter for people who lead software teams, is now live.
This issue features articles that will help you get more accurate estimates from your team, learn how to give more effective (and actionable) feedback, and understand what “toxic” actions to avoid in order to keep employees happy and engaged. Also, Brian Gilham of TWG recounts a time early in his career that he made a major mistake and how his boss handled it. In the “slightly off-topic” category, Sarah Cooper gives us a hilarious cheat sheet to decipher what software engineers are really saying.
Check it out.
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