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
If your team is broken, it’s (mostly) your fault. Take a deep breath, figure out the issues, and develop plans to solve them with help from your team. It’s not too late.
August 17, 20204 minute read
It’s your job as manager to share information with your team. If they are kept in the dark, rumors and uneasiness settle in, and that’s on you. Default to over-communication.
July 20, 20204 minute read
Editor’s note: this is a guest post from Vasily Malyshev, founder and CEO of Messapps, an app development firm headquartered in New York City with remote team members scattered across the globe. The firm’s mascot is named ‘Messy.’ As CEO at Messapps, an app development...
February 23, 20213 minute read
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