Gather additional feedback privately, understand your employee’s challenges, and help them grow professionally through 1-on-1 meetings. By hosting regular 1-on-1s, you encourage your team’s engagement and productivity.
January 2, 20216 minute read
This is the third installment of “Monday Routines,” in which software people like you recount their Monday rituals. The goal is to peer into their day-to-day patterns and habits as they lead teams, collaborate, and deliver great software. Hopefully you’ll discover a tidbit or two...
January 1, 20214 minute read
Ever been way off on a software delivery estimate? Wished you could more accurately predict when a project or feature would be ready to ship? Of course you have. Most thrashing and trouble that I’ve witnessed in software — that isn’t design or experience related — is the result...
December 28, 20203 minute read
They say teamwork makes the dream work. But can you actually create a dreamlike work environment with your teammates? Yes, absolutely. It is possible, but it won’t magically fall into place. You have to actively create the team you need. Here’s the thing: A lot...
December 1, 20207 minute read
Avoid creating processes, especially ones that only serve management. When it is absolutely required, rely on people close to the work to propose and design it. The longer you can hold off, the faster your team will be, especially over the long run.
September 26, 20203 minute read
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