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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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Swarm Intelligence — any parallels to team dynamics?

Ran across some interesting stuff on something called “swarm intelligence” This caused me to wonder if the concepts that they’ve identified might also apply to things that hit closer to home (at least for me). Some of the theory behind … Continue reading

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Emotions Rule — Regardless of Facts

Ran into an interesting post by Seth Godin that got me thinking (yeah, that can be dangerous). Regardless of the amount of data, many, if not most decisions people make have more to do with how they feel about things … Continue reading

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Somewhere over the rainbow — distributed teams

If you’re working in this century, and managing people, odds are pretty good that they’re not sitting in the same building as you. The odds are even better that many of them are not even on the same continent, with … Continue reading

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Team Management

Been thinking a good bit about this one of late (actually for quite some time). People are very interesting. We all have a unique blend of skills, behaviors, biases, fears, goals, and reputations. Everyone is different. Put a bunch of … Continue reading

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OK, I’m here, now what

Thought it might be interesting to put together a blog. I tend to read lots of stuff. Thought it might be interesting to write a few things. I get paid to manage software development teams. I enjoy what I do. … Continue reading

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