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A good sergeant is worth three generals

A good sergeant is worth three generals

Let's start with some bold statements: Team that did shitty waterfall work will most likely do a shitty agile work too (you can freely substitute the word 'agile' with Lean Six Sigma, CMMI3+, XP or whatever) Nice tools can make…

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"Trust, but verify"

"Doveryai, no proveryai." ("Trust, but verify.") Ronald Reagan (to Mikhail Gorbachev) Developing an enterprise-level software product is never easy ("thanks, Sherlock!") & clearly doesn't depend on pure programming skills only ("now you tell…

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Does open & transparent means losing the chance to gain competitive advantage?

Honestly, I like to speak to a wider audience about cool things we (my team(s)) do. I don't think it's a typical show-off, even if it helps me, my collegues & my employer to strengthen personal or enterprise brand.…

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Listen. Just listen.

I've always wanted No Kill Switch to be 50% tech + 50% leadership+mgmt blog. But it just doesn't work out like that. I'll tell you a secret - I publish regularly twice a week, which is quite often, but I…

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Condemned to oblivion? Project Managers in Agile world

Self-governing, self-stating, self-managing, self-organizing TEAM. Combined human potential. Direct interactions & co-operation. Simplifying communication routes. Power to the (team) people. Yay. Yes, that's right, agile approach promotes all the team-related statements listed above. Scrum team, in favorable circumstances, can perform…

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Infamous 10x devs exist, but they aren't like you think they are

The subject of 10x engineers & their existence is back. Again. It's just the nicknames that change: rockstar programmers cowboy programmers 10x engineers Personally I thought that's not much to be said beyond what Scott Hanselman did here almost 1.…

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