The wrong section of the bookstore.

I’ve always loved books. As a teenager I spent weekends browsing the Sci-Fi section of the book store and eventually migrated to the Computer Programming section. Many happy hours were spent among those shelves. After I became a Team Lead, I noticed my browsing habits...

But I miss building things…

(This guest post is by Karen Degi.  Karen is new enough to software leadership that her idealism hasn’t yet been worn down. You can find more of her writing at https://medium.com/@sheearan. If you are interested in writing a guest post, email me at...

Changing Jobs, Changing Roles

Changing Jobs, Changing Roles By Max Schubert, guest columnist I was one of two technical leads on a software development team at my previous employer that grew from 2 engineers to 14 over the course of 6 years. We had a manager who gave us a lot of autonomy, coached...

The Real Work of (Software) Management

I recently received an email from a reader, Anton, asking this question: How do I balance management with real work? This is a common question. What Anton wants are tools to help him manage his time and his workload. He’s having trouble “doing it all”, which is a...