We wrote a book for hackathon! It’s called “So you want to be a scrum master?” and is on LeanPub. It’s for those that want to be a scrum master 🙂 But why a book? Why during Hackathon? We run a few hackathons each year at work. We started the activity as a good way Read more about So you want to be a Scrum Master?[…]
A technique that can supercharge your productivity is to add work to your calendar.
It’s common for software professionals to avoid scheduling their work in their calendar. This may work, but in some environments this leaves room for others to book meetings. […]
Cultivated management is my new blog home. It’s where I intend to share my thoughts and ideas on recruiting, managing, building learning focuses teams and personal development. But before this blog I spent 8/9 years blogging at The Social Tester. I’ve kept the blog open but I don’t intend to contribute many more articles to Read more about End of an era > The Social Tester[…]
If you hire good people you’ll typically get a good team.
A good team can ride out tough times, change and adapt with your business, and improve your department each and every week. A good team will likely, but not always, succeed even in a broken system or set of processes. […]
Visible impact as a manager is pretty easy in teams or organisations where large change is required or obvious fixes can lead to big changes. But in high performing teams change becomes a lot less visible. Is change still happening? […]
So. You’ve made the decision to speak at a conference. You’ve got an amazing topic and talk idea. Now you need to go through the submission process.
Here’s Cultivated Management’s Blazingly Simple Guide To Getting Your Conference Talk Accepted. […]
A phone interview is an excellent interview activity to include when you’re recruiting. Here are 13 tips on how to conduct an amazing phone interview.
I believe the phone interview is a really important step in the hiring process as it is an effective way for both parties (hiring manager and candidate) to speak to each other before a fully fledged face-to-face interview. […]
Paul Graham has a great article on Manager schedules and Maker schedules on his blog. It’s a post I revisit every week as I strive to work out how to balance my management tendencies with the NVM Dev team’s desire to get stuff done. How To Manage Time with people who make stuff!
In a nutshell Paul makes the point that manager schedules tend to be hourly and based around meetings and time slots. Yet makers schedules tend to focus around un-interrupted blocks of time where they can make things.