Kategoriarkiv: Management

Hiring process

I have just recently been through the hiring process 3 times in an organisation I volunteer in. And I have not been sufficiently prepared which bothers me tremendously and has caused a lot of frustration. I assumed someone else handled … Læs resten

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Is it Friday? Yet?

Obvious link to test if it is. It looks like there’s a correlation between weekdays and happiness, with us being the happiest on week-ends. (BH is Bank Holiday) “Are You Happy While You Work?“, published in The Economic Journal, has … Læs resten

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Why do passionate employees suffer burnout?

My impression is that passionate employees end up suffering from burnout more often than others. I thought that this had a lot to do with the long term quality and efficiency decline that follows from working long hours, but this … Læs resten

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How to demonstrate power, the Facebook way

Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook, called for its break-up, as it had become too powerful. Facebook then sent its VP of Global Affairs and Communications (“PR”), Nick Glegg, to rebut. Or as the American attorney Zephyr Teachout translated it: Zuckerberg: … Læs resten

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Bitdefender: This is stupid

I think Bitdefender is one of the absolutely best antivirus systems and I use them. It also seem to be good at stopping ransomware. My subscription is coming up, and armed with the knowledge I got last year, I went … Læs resten

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Failure to plan

Failure to plan is planning to fail

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What Really Happened?

I have for some time now been aware of this question, in different forms, coming up when something has happened. Or perhaps, not happened. Due to a range of engagements, I have even been asked to judge between different versions. … Læs resten

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Not that there are that many difficult people

Neil Green has made a nice chart of 42 types of difficult people you can meet in software development. I don’t think I have met that many difficult people in my career, but the types are actually quite spot on.

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Customer-driven

In the story about LiveJournal, there is this: “We were always saying we were fighting for the users, that we would run everything by the community before we did anything,” says Mark Smith, a software engineer who worked on LiveJournal … Læs resten

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122 lessons learned for project managers

NASA published a list of 122 lessons learned in project management some 10 years ago. I only just found it but can attest to most of them and I believe the rest. Only, NASA seem to take project management a … Læs resten

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