Hard work does not pay off

Today I was chatting with a friend about working late hours and he said that he has to much to do and he’s stressed. This piece from Olve Mundal in 97 things Every Programmer Should know came to my mind. As a programmer, working hard often does not pay off. You might fool yourself and…… Continue reading Hard work does not pay off

Deliberate practice

Why are you performing a task? Quite often it is because you’re at work and your job is to complete that task. If your task become to improve yourself and your abilities you’re doing deliberate practice. Your focus now is to gain or master a new skill. Take your time and focus on the process,…… Continue reading Deliberate practice

Improve leadtime and workflow with WIP limits on VSTS

A powerful method to keep or make a customer happy is to satisfy his needs quickly. In our typical very busy day we do a lot of things and this hurts our ability to concentrate and focus. This is true for us individually but this is also true as a team. Little’s Law We can…… Continue reading Improve leadtime and workflow with WIP limits on VSTS

Only the code tells the truth

Treat your code like any other composition, such as a poem, an essay, a public blog, or an important email. Craft what you express carefully, so that it does what it should and communicates as directly as possible what it is doing; so that it still communicates your intention when you are no longer around.…… Continue reading Only the code tells the truth

3+ ways to try to be a better team leader

You did it! Now you’re in charge. You are the team leader of your deparment. Now what? It’s hard to be a leader. It’s even harder to be a respected one. How do you earn the trust of your teammates? How do you know if they respect you and if they will follow you? These…… Continue reading 3+ ways to try to be a better team leader