Victor Loux Bookmarks Tag: management

91 bookmarks tagged “management

Product Management Software

prodpad.com/
The #1 Product Management Platform. Roadmap, idea, and feedback management that ties actions to outcomes. Clear the chaos and unite teams to create outstanding products.

Quality Is Systemic - Jacob Kaplan-Moss

jacobian.org/2022/sep/9/quality-is-systemic/
If your team is producing defective code, consider that it may not be because they all suck at their jobs. It’s probably because the environment isn’t allowing them to produce quality software.

Build Your Career on Dirty Work | Stay SaaSy

staysaasy.com/career/2022/09/11/Dirty-Work.html
The Dirty Work Theory: The lamentable work that many people avoid are great places to look for high impact, low hanging fruit.

Official myths | A Working Library

aworkinglibrary.com/writing/official-myths
Let’s engage with office culture as it really is, not how we imagine it used to be.

Good Managers Write Good | Stay SaaSy

staysaasy.com/management/2022/07/10/Writing-Management.html
In my time observing managers, one observation seems to repeat again and again: good managers write well, and bad managers write poorly. In fact, the best managers I’ve ever had were not just good writers, they were terrific. And the worst managers I’ve ever had were not just bad writers, they were uncommonly shoddy.

AddyOsmani.com - Software Engineering - The Soft Parts

addyosmani.com/blog/software-engineering-soft-parts/
Today I will share some of the software engineering soft skills I have learned from my first 10 years on Google Chrome, where I am a Senior Staff Engineering...

High performance individuals and teams | Pablasso

pablasso.com/high-performance-individuals-and-teams/
Growing up, the only thing that put me off while learning software development, was the common occurrence of people who cared more about one…

Benefits as a Reflection of Values / Oxide

oxide.computer/blog/benefits-as-a-reflection-of-values
When I came out as trans and started seeking medical care, I worked at a large employer that directly paid for the medical costs of its employees and dictated how their insurance networks process claims. I had the benefits I needed because other trans people fought for them and the company could unilaterally choose to provide them. Startups don’t have this luxury and are at the whims of insurance companies to keep the cost of hiring and retaining employees manageable. Meanwhile, insu...

Hard to work with. | Irrational Exuberance

lethain.com/hard-to-work-with/
Managing teams has taught me a lot about my own behaviors and motivations. For example, I overworked for a long time. This left me continually teetering on the brink of burnout, and I had no energy left to absorb the typical sorts of organizational changes that happen at any company. Despite doing good work, I handled change poorly, and I picked up the reputation for being difficult to manage. I’d like to say that I learned from my mistakes directly, but the honest version is that I ...

Developers spend most of their time figuring the system out

lepiter.io/feenk/developers-spend-most-of-their-time-figuri-9q25taswlbzjc5rsufndeu0py/
What does it mean when we say that developers spend most of their time figuring the system out? Why is it important? And how else could we look at this problem?

How To Do Less

alexturek.com/2022-03-07-How-to-do-less/
You probably need to do fewer things right now. Prioritization, the other definition There’s two loose definitions of prioritization. Prioritization(1): Ordering a todo list. You make a giant list of things you could do, things you should do, things you’d like to do… and then you put a unique number...

How to get the most out of your 1:1s

erik.wiffin.com/posts/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-11s/
As a Director of Engineering, I have monthly 1:1s with all of my direct reports. A 1:1 (one-on-one) is a recurring meeting with no set agenda between a manager and one of their reports. The internet is full of valuable insight into how to run them from my perspective, (ex. The Update, The Vent, and The Disaster) but somewhat more limited in advice on how to make the most of them if you’re on the other side of the table.

The McNamara Fallacy – measurement is not understanding

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In another case of military metrics gone wrong, the US military reported success in undermining Taliban financing after it paid Afghan farmers to destroy their crops of opium poppies. What went unreported, however, was that the farmers planted larger fields of opium poppies in response, in the hopes that they might be paid by the US military to destroy the crops again. When US payments didn’t come through, the opium was harvested and entered the international drug trade. Much of the ...

dscout + HmntyCntrd: Challenging Company Playbooks to Workplace Trauma

dscout.com/people-nerds/organizational-trauma
Design professionals report on organizational trauma—and the inadequate ways their orgs address It.