Tagged “management”

A Requiem for a Team

08 May, 2013

A description of a high-performing team in action.


In Defence Of The Office

11 Jan, 2014

In-office collocated teams get a lot of criticism these days, but there are trade-offs to remote work that I rarely hear discussed.


We're in the Stone Age of Software Engineering Management

15 Jun, 2015

Most engineering management today is not very good. Here's why.


The Atomic Team Pattern

16 Nov, 2016

Some thoughts about managing at the team level rather than just at the individual level.


So You Want to be a Manager?

06 Mar, 2017

What does it really mean to be a manager?


Why does Bad Waterfall Happen to Good People?

20 Jul, 2017

How do we dismantle the waterfall of work and start working together better?


Working Without Estimates

22 Oct, 2017

There are a lot of things that suck about traditional estimates. So we stopped using them.


Hey that seems longer than 2 weeks

28 Apr, 2022

I've stumbled upon a style of estimation that I've seen be pretty successful. I'll call it "2W+ Estimation".


Breaking It Down, Part I

30 Apr, 2022

The majority of software developers don’t really know how to do a very effective work breakdown and the results are often absolutely disastrous.


Breaking It Down, Part II

09 May, 2022

I previously explained why you should care about a good work breakdown. In this post, I’ll start to dig into how.


Breaking It Down, Part III

19 May, 2022

Thin Vertical slices are generally the best practice for work breakdowns, but they're still not as common as they should be, so I'll try to describe them more here.


Breaking It Down, Part IV

23 May, 2022

Here's the last piece of the puzzle: What does a good work breakdown look like as a whole?


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