Learn about the history, terminology, process, and rituals behind the agile development methodology.
May 3, 202110 minute read
Good morning, If you’re not familiar with the “maker vs. manager” concept, I recommend this post from Farnam Street and this one from Paul Graham. Almost all modern digital teams building something of value are composed of both makers and managers. One of the consequences of the “suddenly remote”...
April 22, 20212 minute read
Good morning and TGIF! A couple of decades ago, I was lucky enough to study mechanical engineering at a prestigious university. Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest fields of engineering, covering physics, thermodynamics, and electricity. A rocket scientist is a mechanical engineer. The most...
April 8, 20212 minute read
1:1s are one of the most important tools you have as a manager. Use this template to create a shared agenda with your team member or manager to easily track decisions, topics, actions.
April 1, 20212 minute read
Team handbooks make it easy for everyone to know how your team works. Use this template to create one for your team.
April 1, 20215 minute read
Good morning and happy Friday. As we get (hopefully) closer to the end of the pandemic and the return to “normal,” it’s pretty clear that many aspects of distributed or remote work are here to stay. Among the big tech giants, Facebook and Twitter have...
March 25, 20212 minute read
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