Direction-Autonomy Model

Posted by Pavel A. Samsonov on Jun 18, 2019 12:13:00 PM


Management is not about being in charge.

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Tags: Direction Autonomy, Teams, Project Management

What’s Your Support Tool?

Posted by Aslihan Buner on Feb 28, 2019 10:29:00 AM


Successful project management comes with certain rules, terms and tools which is not easy to achieve. For that reason, my acquaintances in the tech industry expect valuable functionality and productivity in these tools and they want to rely on their resources in order to deliver qualified work.  

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Tags: Software Development, Software Engineering, Project Management, Multi Project Management, Project Management Tool

Don't Set New Year's Resolutions – Create Reusable Components

Posted by Tiago Forte on Jan 31, 2019 10:32:00 AM


With the new year just around the corner, we’re entering the season of New Year’s’ Resolutions. Prepare yourself for overcrowded gyms and inspirational Instagram quotes tagged with #bigdreams.

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Tags: Coding, Project Management, Components, Development, Web Design

Collecting Feedback From Stakeholders Can Help You Build Software That Matters

Posted by Klaus Schremser on Jan 15, 2019 10:33:00 AM

If you want to build great products that your end users will love, collecting feedback early and often is a key step in this process. You also want to ensure that you are not just collecting feedback from the end-users but also from stakeholders within your organization. No matter if it is Charly from Marketing or Cindy from Finance, everyone’s feedback plays a vital role in building the best version of your product or software.

An unwavering and fierce commitment to not just gathering the feedback but collecting, organizing, and sharing the feedback plays a vital role in pushing your product and business forward. Feedback collection in software projects is more than bug reporting. You want to collect experiences and feelings that the users have with your software. The people side of end-user feedback helps you to shape the customer experience of your digital product. Based on a Walker study, 86% of buyers are willing to pay more for a great customer experience.

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Tags: Software Development, Software Engineering, Project Management, Multi Project Management, Project Management Tool, Developers, Continuous Integration, Integration, Software

Evidence Based Scheduling

Posted by Aslihan Buner on Jan 5, 2019 10:34:00 AM


Evidence-Based Scheduling (EBS) is one of the most revolutionary and mindblowing features of project management software today. Joel Spolsky, the inventor of EBS, describes it best:

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Tags: Project Management, Project Management Tool, Evidence Based Scheduling, Agile

We’re Bad At Interviewing Developers (and How to Fix It) Interview With Kerri Miller

Posted by Aslihan Buner on Dec 20, 2018 10:38:00 AM


In this interview with Kerri Miller, Lead Software Engineer at LivingSocial, we discuss how to hire and interview developers. We typically don’t get trained on interviewing and we’ve all experienced the haphazard approaches of those new to it – poor organization, repeated questions, fizz-buzz… Kerri tells us how to run interview days, the types of questions to ask, how else we can evaluate candidates and what to do after the interview. For more tips, Kerri writes about software development and hiring on her blog.

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Tags: Coding, Software Development, Project Management, Developer Interview, Team Building, Interview Tips

A Guide To Open Sourcing Your Project at Work

Posted by Aslihan Buner on Nov 15, 2018 9:37:00 AM


Congratulations! You’ve written something at work that is amazing and you want to share it with the world! This guide covers three key areas that you should consider before making the leap: Why, when and how to do it.

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Tags: Coding, Software Development, Project Management, Code Review, Coder, Open Source

How to Organize a Hackathon?

Posted by Aslihan Buner on Nov 10, 2018 11:23:00 AM


So you want to run your own Hackathon? Great! Hackathons are a good way to meet and exchange ideas with fellow developers and creative team. They provide attendees with a boot camp style of learning and making something in just a few hours or days. They also push people out of their comfort zones so it can be a great method of getting people to work on different projects or with new technologies and programming languages. However, these events take a significant amount of planning and preparation in order to be successful. We’ve run many similar events for developers over the years and here are our tips for organizing your own Hackathon:

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Tags: Project Management, Planning, Hackathons, Developer Relations, Event Planning, Succession Planning

7 Tips For Better Developer Designer Relations

Posted by Aslihan Buner on Nov 5, 2018 10:50:00 AM


In typical organizational groupings, designers and developers often find themselves in separate teams. Also, a common misperception of the people in these roles is that they are different — developers are logical, analytical, left-brainers whilst designers are the creative, flexible, right-brainers. And whenever people are separated like this, it’s easy for the relationship to become adversarial. Pretty soon all you do is to focus on the differences. Either they are those hippy-dippy designers with their strange and impossible requests or those vision-less, code monkeys. An ‘Us vs. Them’ mindset takes hold, leading to a break-down in communication which gets borne out in poorer products.

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Tags: Project Management, Developer, Design, Teamwork, Designer, Developer Tool

Why Your Retrospectives Have Become Unproductive?

Posted by Aslihan Buner on Nov 3, 2018 10:51:00 AM


Retrospectives provide teams with an opportunity to reflect. They’re an opportunity to discuss what is working and what isn’t with the goal of iterative improvement. The meetings should create a safe environment for team members to share and discuss processes and practices constructively so they could come up with actions to resolve problems or improve how the development team functions.

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Tags: Project Management, Teamworkagile, Retrospectives, Devops, Teamwork