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A word about Remote Leadership

A word about Remote Leadership

A LOT has been said (written) about how COVID-19 has enforced "remote revolution" in software development companies (& not only). About the benefits, challenges and risks. Tools, techniques & processes. Almost everything remote-related one could think about. Except for leadership.…

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Knocking down a featurestein

Knocking down a featurestein

Story #1I'm a serial note-taker. I've used dozens of apps to improve my note-taking: tag information, simplify formatting, improve navigation, etc. I wasn't limiting myself to free software only: paying for software was never an issue - as long as…

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Aren't "rats" racing too little these days?

Aren't "rats" racing too little these days?

What's a rat race? I think I've heard this term for the first time in 2003, when I've joined a company with more than a few programmers on board for the very first time. The shortest definition I can come…

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Mental models

Mental models

Since I can remember, designing solutions to complex problems was my favorite software development-related activity. The conceptual shaping of elegant, fit-for-purpose thought constructs was always (in my case) much more pleasant than coding itself. As my work-products were (IMHO ;>…

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De-leadership

De-leadership

Even if you've read just a bunch blog posts of mine, you've probably identified my key mantras: about the importance of the trench-level leadership (setting the correct example in real-life situations when your colleagues can observe you directly in action)…

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Diversity and the art of team-building

Diversity and the art of team-building

Diversity is "the word" in the software development industry these days. The FAANGs do advocate it. Plenty of high profile IT people ("celebrities") support it. There are folks who pretty much make a living out of evangelising it (and hunting…

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