Your Manager Can’t Code? They Shouldn’t Be Your Manager

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Managers who can’t code are an outdated artifact of corporate America circa 2005. The best managers that I’ve had spend ~80% of their time coding, architecting, or doing technical work that requires engineering prowess. If your manager thinks coding is “beneath” them then they need a dose of humble pie. Your organization would likely be … Read more Your Manager Can’t Code? They Shouldn’t Be Your Manager

Leave Scrum to Rugby, I Like Getting Stuff Done

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Scrum is a buzzword, the virtue signal of choice for middle-management in software organizations. If your goal as a manager is to implement a system by which you: Speed up the appearance of progress Pay for 2x the number of people you need Gather fine-grained data based on meaningless metrics Then Scrum is exactly what … Read more Leave Scrum to Rugby, I Like Getting Stuff Done

Documentation Sucks and You Probably Do it Too Much

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I often hear that we need more and better documentation in the tech industry. I’ve since come to believe that most documentation is overrated. When Documentation Sucks Incorrect documentation is worse than no documentation, and redundant documentation is worthless. Let’s remove the chaff. Incorrect Documentation Developers typically take the path of least resistance when given … Read more Documentation Sucks and You Probably Do it Too Much