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Scaling a project

I recently read an article from a local “expert” about scalability of a dev team. The author claimed that every project can only be completed by a team of 7-10 people. The size of the project didn’t matter to the … Continue reading

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Letting go, delegating, managing

Let’s just say that you are a programmer, or server admin or just about anything, and you are really good at what you do. Usually, this means that you are a person “who gets things done”. This also usually means … Continue reading

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Wheels that need to squeak

I’m sure you have heard the phrase “the squeaky wheel gets the grease”. Basically, if you need something done and it is not just getting itself done, you should speak-up and complain, maybe even make a bit of a ruckus, … Continue reading

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Talking too much, not enough

I’m sure that you’ve been around people with tremendous social stamina. I have a few friends like that. When they are in the room, you are lucky to get a word in edgewise. I can’t compete with them. That is … Continue reading

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Getting credit for your wins

Sometimes, when you receive frequent negative feedback from someone, it because the person is just inherently a negative person. However, sometimes negative feedback comes from people who just aren’t taking the time to see the good stuff that is right … Continue reading

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Getting a program done sooner – Part 2 (the right way)

In part 1, I talked about the reasons that it is so hard to squeeze more work out of programmers and a few common approaches that yield bad results. Now, I’d like to talk about some better ways, that may … Continue reading

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Cloning yourself

One of the highest compliments that a boss has ever paid me, has been “I wish I could clone you”. I work hard and I care about the work that I deliver. So, it feels nice to be recognized by … Continue reading

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