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The Rituals of Agile Development

Productivity & Estimation

The Rituals of Agile Development

Learn about the history, terminology, process, and rituals behind the agile development methodology.

Tanaka Mutakwa

Tanaka Mutakwa

May 3, 2021 10 minute read

Maker, Manager, and Remote Communications

Newsletter

Maker, Manager, and Remote Communications

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”...

Henry Poydar

Henry Poydar

April 22, 2021 2 minute read

Code

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Code

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...

Henry Poydar

Henry Poydar

April 8, 2021 2 minute read

One-on-One Meeting Template

Leadership & Management

One-on-One Meeting Template

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.

Michael Karampalas

Michael Karampalas

April 1, 2021 2 minute read

Team Handbook Template

Leadership & Management

Team Handbook Template

Team handbooks make it easy for everyone to know how your team works. Use this template to create one for your team.

Michael Karampalas

Michael Karampalas

April 1, 2021 5 minute read

The Hybrid Office Water Cooler

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The Hybrid Office Water Cooler

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...

Henry Poydar

Henry Poydar

March 25, 2021 2 minute read

Henry Poydar

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