The 14th issue of Herding Cats, a curated newsletter for people who lead software teams, is now live.
In this issue we explore the challenges of estimating software projects, what makes high functioning teams successful, and why typical status meeting are the worst. Also, Kate Matsudaira discusses what she’s learned about management and Mark Rabkin explains why your 1:1s should be awkward.
In the “less than serious” category, we highlight Colin Nissan’s Daily Shouts piece “Good Meeting,” where an afternoon meeting goes way off the rails and snorting oxycontin is the least of the problems.
Check it out.
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