I’ve taken a look at the famous book The Lean Startup by Eric Ries. It’s a must-read for every manager who wants to think like an entrepreneur. The book is neatly divided into three sections: Vision, Steer, and Accelerate. I’ve found it as a recommended read in several articles, and it’s currently holding a strong 4.6-star rating on Amazon from over 10,000 reviews.
Disagreements between team members, particularly senior developers, can present challenges for managers and team leads. In this article, we will discuss strategies for decision-making and building a healthy team culture to prevent and address conflicts within your team.
Conducting tech interviews is a critical process in building a strong development team. To successfully evaluate candidates, you must go beyond assessing their technical skills and also understand their motivations, background, and potential fit within your team. This guide will provide you with a structured approach to conducting tech interviews, from preparing questions to providing feedback.
Assess the Candidate’s Motivation and Background
Start by understanding the candidate’s motivation for being a developer. Their reasons will give you insights into their passion, dedication, and potential for growth. Next, take a deep dive into their background and experience. Compare their accomplishments to your own experiences, and assess how complex their projects have been and their enthusiasm when discussing their work.
Working in large, complex codebases with significant technical debt can be daunting, especially when tasked with implementing a significant integration or feature. In this article, I will discuss a systematic approach to tackling such challenges and achieving success.
Giving feedback is a critical aspect of leadership, fostering team growth, productivity, and collaboration. Many leaders, however, struggle to provide feedback consistently and effectively. I will explore the common reasons for this struggle and outline an approach for collecting, sharing, and improving feedback practices.