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Jan
03
How to Create and Adopt Working Agreements for Your Software Team Without Endless Meetings (or tears)

How to Create and Adopt Working Agreements for Your Software Team Without Endless Meetings (or tears)

Great teams using working agreements to clarify how they work together. But you probably think that getting everyone to agree
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Jan
01
3 Reasons Great Software Teams Adopt Working Agreements

3 Reasons Great Software Teams Adopt Working Agreements

Most software teams are just a collection of individuals. But by adopting working agreements, you’ll be greater than the
1 min read
Dec
30
Why Every Development Manager Should Pair Program With Their Direct Reports

Why Every Development Manager Should Pair Program With Their Direct Reports

Development managers today don’t understand the outputs of their teams. And too often the answer is another status meeting.
1 min read
Dec
29
3 Ways Developers Can “Sharpen Their Saw” in Less Than an Hour

3 Ways Developers Can “Sharpen Their Saw” in Less Than an Hour

Most software developers are looking to improve their skills going into 2023. But that doesn’t mean a huge investment
1 min read
Dec
28
The Absolute Best Habit I Started This Year

The Absolute Best Habit I Started This Year

I tried (and failed) to start a handful of new positive habits this year. But there was one that was
1 min read
Dec
27
1 Framework I’m Using To Guide My New Year

1 Framework I’m Using To Guide My New Year

When I was trying to build new habits in 2022, I was too focused on outcomes. I should have been
1 min read
Dec
26
Three Favorite Books I read in 2022

Three Favorite Books I read in 2022

I read about 30 books in 2022, fewer than I would have liked, but here are three that really stood
1 min read
Sep
14
One Question Great Leaders Ask Themselves When Things Go Wrong (to prevent it from happening again)

One Question Great Leaders Ask Themselves When Things Go Wrong (to prevent it from happening again)

In 2015, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin popularized the concept of “Extreme Ownership.” But if you’re not leading a
1 min read
Sep
13
5 Characteristics of Successful Engineering Team Leads (that you’re probably underestimating)

5 Characteristics of Successful Engineering Team Leads (that you’re probably underestimating)

Here are five (underestimated) characteristics you can adopt to be a successful engineering team lead.
2 min read
Sep
09
3 YouTube Videos Every Developer Should Watch To Learn More About Object-Oriented Programming

3 YouTube Videos Every Developer Should Watch To Learn More About Object-Oriented Programming

I’ve been re-watching these videos every year ever since I got serious about object-oriented programing.
1 min read