Rafael George

The accurate measure of any time management technique is whether it helps you neglect the right things.[¹]

We find more charm in hope than possessions, dreams, or reality. The reality, unlike fantasy, is a realm in which we don’t have limitless control of time and can’t hope to meet our…

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Start with trust

Virtual team leaders should start with trust. Assume that your team members are hard at work.

Avoid micromanaging remote workers’ time; set priorities and ask what they need to meet the goal.

Get to know each other as people. Start meetings with conversations, help build connections and establish rapport. Forge…

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When people see problems, they think, “let me take the lead in solving this issue.” That’s what leadership skills aim to encourage and develop.

Collaborate rather than demand. Set up a framework for collaboration.

Break down the project into milestones & provide estimates on these. Define milestones easy to communicate…

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Tests will always be incomplete, so they must be backed up with other mechanisms. I see this as a plus because I am a twisted mind.

One of the most dangerous things about a formal requirements specification is when people think that once they’ve written it, they are done communicating.

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The acronym WIP stands for Work In Progress. WIP is the number of task items that a team is currently working on.

It frames the capacity of your team’s workflow at any moment. Work in progress (WIP) limits restrict the most significant number of work items in the workflow’s different…

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Logic and Culture have nothing to do with one another. Culture doesn’t make sense to anyone from outside. Culture is common sense to anyone embedded in it.

To understand and work with a large organization, let go of trying to make sense of it. Observe it and see what’s there…

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Rafael George

Rafael George

Learning about software engineering through the lens of everything, one snippet of text at a time.