Tech Manager Weekly by CTO Craft - Issue #183
This week's Bytes event will be a chat with Ron Lichty and Mickey Mantle, authors of the classic engineering leadership book Managing the Unmanageable. Tune in if you'd like to hear about the book's main themes and some tips and anecdotes from the trenches:
📆 CTO Craft Bytes - Managing the Unmanageable - Thu, 8 October 2020 18:00 – 19:00 BST
This week, we're handing the reins to Dan Lines, of our partner LinearB - over to you, Dan!
I’m Dan Lines and I’m taking over Tech Manager Weekly this week.
This issue is all about hybrid remote software development. I’ve handpicked cool blogs and articles featuring hybrid remote dev teams from Gitlab, Clubhouse, LinearB and more.
There’s one theme throughout all of these pieces: You can’t apply the same in-office culture, process and rules and expect to get any benefits from hybrid remote. We need a new way to work to unlock the advantages.
So, without further ado, here’s this week’s issue about hybrid remote!
Dan Lines, Co-Founder, COO & Former VP Engineering at LinearB
Hybrid Remote Dev Teams deliver more with LinearB
LinearB correlates Git and project data to help dev leaders accelerate delivery, boost team health, and continuously improve using team-based metrics.
Hybrid Remote Reads of the Week
Asynchronous development for hybrid remote dev teams - LinearB
Dev teams went hybrid remote overnight. Asynchronous Development is the new methodology for remote team success.
GitLab’s radical vision for the future of remote work
As 2020’s experiment with working from home turns into something more permanent, GitLab—the world’s largest all-remote company—offers a glimpse of what’s ahead, for better or worse.
From our Partners
16 ways to make your daily stand-up better - from LinearB
Stop wasting your team’s valuable time sharing status updates in your stand-up. Hybrid remote teams need a new kind of daily meeting. The LinearB stand-up board shows blocked PRs, high-risk code, recently completed work and WIP for each dev. We handle the status updates so you can focus on who needs help and get back to work faster.
Now Go Build - from AWS
Join Amazon CTO Dr. Werner Vogels on a worldwide journey to uncover the startups solving the toughest problems our planet faces.
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More Hybrid Remote...
The future of work is hybrid: Work from home and the workplace
Salesforce surveyed over 3,500 consumers worldwide to gain a pulse check on how workers view the prospect of returning to the next normal. As businesses, governments, and cities are all in different phases of reopening, they are all in a constant state of evaluating what is safe, what is not, and what the next weeks, months, and years will look like.
6 contrarian things our Dev Lead does when sharing feature updates with execs
Experience how LinearB's tech lead breaks product update dogma by using data as context when speaking to leadership.
Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule
One reason programmers dislike meetings so much is that they're on a different type of schedule from other people. Meetings cost them more.
How to run a data-driven dev team without being a performance tyrant
Not all dev leads that stack rank their devs are bad managers. Many have good intentions but get caught in the "data-driven trap".
Cycle time: a secret weapon of effective software teams
Cycle time connects the dots between every KPI, allowing software development teams to understand and optimize their production processes and project manage their way ahead of the competition.
Culture & People
The 20%: A Collection of Interviews with Women in Tech
Interviews with four women where they discuss their careers, challenges, successes, and advice related to being a woman in the software development industry.
Hanlon's Razor: How to Be Less Judgmental and Build Better Relationships
Are you jumping to judgmental conclusions? Shift from assuming bad intention to analyzing other probable causes by using the Hanlon's Razor mentality.
Re-Launch Your Team for the Right “How” and “Why”
This week on a low-key centennial edition of the Chasing Psychological Safety newsletter we talk about the distinction between “remote” and “flexible” and how the latter means a focus on measuring and understanding outcomes.
Fun & Interesting
Music Time: A code editor extension to generate coding playlists
Music Time is a code editor plugin that discovers your most productive music to listen to while you code. Generate a personal top 40 Spotify playlist every week.
Here is a real-time, shared canvas where teams and friends can video chat, share pics, decorate with GIFs, write, draw and screenshare -- all in your browser.
Thanks for reading! As you might have guessed, LinearB is focused on helping hybrid remote dev teams successfully work asynchronously. So check us out!
And I love talking shop with other dev leaders so please reach out to me if you have any ideas about how to make async development and hybrid remote more successful for our community.
Live long and prosper.
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