Transparency - what does it really mean?

Transparency - what does it really mean?

By reading this blog post you're learn that: transparency is deeply in shoes business, Definition of Done should contain necessary outbound communication, asynchrony is (again) king, publish-subscribe pattern has successful application scenarios out of code as well & habitual transparency can be a side effect of any kind of work. If I were to create statistics of words most frequently used in my posts, "transparency" would certainly rank high. For a reason. I strongly believe that the transparency is a foundation of every healthy work environment. But what does it really mean? Answering frankly to questions that do…

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Praise for Radical Candor

Praise for Radical Candor

By reading this blog post you'll learn: an importance of naming elusive things, that surplus of empathy can cause a lot of harm, why sometimes being unpopular is not that bad, that even Dale Carnegie was sometimes wrong (or at least not 100% right) Internet & libraries are full of advices, techniques & "golden rules" for leaders & managers. Some are very general, some are laser-sharp specific. Some are all too obvious, some may be even contradictory :) I don't have my specific ruleset. In general I try to be flexible & fit the environment I work within, but…

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Rashomon Effect (in building software)

Rashomon Effect (in building software)

TL;DR Due to software's innate complexity & its ephemeral character it may not be easy to assess the "level of its completeness" (/readiness) - it's not only that opinions on that may vary, people are also reluctant to give final statements (due to high degree of uncertainty). In the end of X participants you may hear X different statements, not just misaligned, but sometimes even contradictory. This effect (similar to key plot construct in japanese movie classic - "Rashomon") can be combated in quite a simple way: by promoting radical transparency and consistently stressing for…

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