Category Archives: management

Global Software Development — Training the New Team

Getting back to the previous thread¬†about building global teams. As you assemble the new team, one of the first, and most important activities will be to get the new team ready. Consider the following: Hire people with the right skills … Continue reading

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Getting the most out of your team

I recently saw some interesting discussions and posts regarding team velocity, metrics, and how to get the most out of a technology team. The original question was about how to increase a team’s velocity. The conversation was interesting & I … Continue reading

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Global Software Development — Assembling Your Team

Continuing the discussion on Establishing Distributed Teams. Now that you’ve decided to build out a new team, presumably far away, there are several decisions that you’ll want to make. These include, but aren’t limited to: Decide on your staffing model. … Continue reading

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Global Software Development – Identifying New Team Structure and Onboarding Strategy

Continuing the topic of how to build global teams. Much like the earlier process discussions, when you’re going to be building a new team, whether down the hall, or across the globe, there are going to be an assortment of … Continue reading

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Global Software Development — Modeling Your Transition

Another chapter in the thread I started a while back…. As you start to enter into the process of moving work to new locations, there’s plenty to consider. I’ve found that its helpful to build out a model of the … Continue reading

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Global Software Development — Aligning Team Roles

Continuing the thread started here. As you consider distributing your workforce, whether as a realignment or addition, you will want to determine how the roles of the different groups will relate to one another. Over the years, I’ve seen several … Continue reading

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Global Software Development Processes/Approaches

Following up on my last post, I thought it might be helpful to review some approaches to establishing and running new teams at different sites. I’d originally thought of just calling them processes, but I suspect that may be doing … Continue reading

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Global Software Development

Early in my career, I worked with people who sat across the room from me, perhaps at times in the room next door. Back then, it didn’t take much to meet and discuss work with my co-workers. This was pretty … Continue reading

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Innovation Redux — fitting the corporate world

I happened across an interesting article in the Harvard Business Review (stop me before I “innovate” again) this morning. The author’s premise seemed to be that everyone is so anxious to declare themselves as innovators that they lay claim to … Continue reading

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Success!

Success. What an interesting concept. A simple word that means something different to different people at different times. As an example, I just finished stacking a cord of wood. I was pretty happy when it was done. Went from an … Continue reading

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