Items tagged with management

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A framework for onboarding new employees

May 15, 2020 - 1293 words
There’s no single good way to onboard an employee that works for every role. Here’s a framework for creating a process that you can adapt to each situation.
Also tagged as: framework onboarding process softwaremanagement training

TV hosts as a guide for software managers

May 10, 2020 - 732 words
Software managers can learn a lot from journalists or late night TV hosts and how they interview people.
Also tagged as: productmanagement software softwaremanagement

The Improvement Flywheel

April 29, 2020 - 471 words
An incredible flywheel for the improvement of a development team. Fix a few things, and everything starts getting better.
Also tagged as: development feedback productmanagement

Managers and technical ability

December 26, 2019 - 613 words
In technical fields, the closer you are to the actual work being done, the closer your skills need to resemble those of the people doing the work.
Also tagged as: career development

Dysfunctions of output-oriented software teams

September 17, 2019 - 478 words
Whatever you call it, the symptom is that you’re measuring your progress by how much you build and deliver instead of measuring success by the amount of customer value you create.
Also tagged as: engineering productmanagement software

Assumptions and project planning

February 18, 2019 - 527 words
When your assumptions change, it’s reasonable that your project plans and needs change as well. But too many managers are afraid to go back and re-work a plan that they’ve already agreed to.
Also tagged as: estimation

Are 1:1s confidential?

January 2, 2019 - 400 words
Is the discussion that occurs in a 1:1 confidential, even if no agreed in the meeting to keep it so?
Also tagged as: 11 confidential meeting oneonone

Skip-level 1:1s are your hidden superpower

January 1, 2019 - 388 words
Holding 1:1s with peers and with people far below you on the reporting chain will open your eyes up to what’s really going on in your business.
Also tagged as: 11 ononone peers skiplevel

Do you need a 1:1 if you’re regularly communicating with your team?

December 28, 2018 - 357 words
You’re simply not having deep meaningful conversation about the process of work in hallway conversations or in your chat apps.
Also tagged as: 11 meetings oneonone

What agenda items should a manager bring to a 1:1?

December 23, 2018 - 697 words
At least 80% of a 1:1 agenda should be driven by your report, but if you also to use this time to work on things with them, then you’ll have better meetings.
Also tagged as: 11 agenda meetings oneonone

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