Good and Bad tech leads

Bad tech leads take the high-profile tasks for themselves and are motivated by being able to take credit for doing the work. They optimize locally, keeping team members working on projects that benefit the team at the expense of the engineering organization at large. Good tech leads listen and encourage debate. When the team is […]

Hints by Niccolo Machiavelli: outsource

….Army that defends the country can be of three types: own, allied, hired or mixed. Allied and hired armies are useless and dangerous as you can’t use them as solid foundation, such armies can be as dangerous as enemy during a war – they will use your resources during a peacetime, but will not sacrifice their lives […]

You don’t need a manager

Why? Because most probably he will: Work on processes, not on value creation Be responsible for a certain centralized function: IT, Dev, PMO, Process Improvement department; which is not valuable without others (or just not valuable and gives overhead) Try to coordinate communication among different teams Have desire to push down decisions Have own goals […]