Tag Archives: management

Training your manager

Disclaimer: This is not about my current workplace. This is about all workplaces. Whether you are a team lead, software architect, PM or a junior developer, you count on your team for stuff. Maybe if you are a one-man-team, you … Continue reading

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Why management wants more technical debt

*** Disclaimer: this is not about my current project. It is about every project. *** I think it is safe to say that every program contains some technical debt.  This is because perfection is (somewhat) impractical.  If you actually try to achieve it, … Continue reading

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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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