Tag Archives : productivity

We are more or less familiar with the traditional model of managing people. There is usually a team or a few loosely coupled people with a manager assigned to them. The manager knows what work, in what order and when it should be finished. They plan and schedule specific activities, let the […]

Goals oriented management

Developer productivity is not an easy topic. In many managers points of view the product is often not developed fast enough, presented estimates too big and developers are focusing too much on robustness of solutions for which customers just would not pay. On the other side, developers frequently perceive managers as people […]

What blocks your developers

We all know that we should automate as much as possible. In fact, we should automate everything that can be and effort spend on it would pay off. However, I have a feeling that we frequently forget about this principle. We are hesitating regularly on automation and often as a result skip […]

Why automate?

Wikipedia describes brainstorming as: a group or individual creativity technique by which efforts are made to find a conclusion for a specific problem by gathering a list of ideas spontaneously contributed by its member(s). In our common understanding it is usually a meeting during which we are trying to solve a problem […]

Effective brainstorming

    Let’s consider how you manage critical hardware running production infrastructure. You are carefully monitoring it (at least you should be), analyzing suspicious events and potentially replacing or adding new parts whenever necessary. To have the hardware performing efficiently all the time you are spending significant amount of time on maintenance. […]

Sleep management