Discussing Remote ... the book!!!

2020-04-07 Software Engineering Management TEDN Remote Culture Books

These days people look for advice and insight into how to build and run a remote-first engineering organization. And want/need to learn fast!!! One ... Read More

The Extreme Digital Nomad (TEDN)

2020-03-31 Software Engineering Management Culture TEDN

In the last 25 years I have build and run multiple distributed software engineering organisations. My management style/philosophy is based on a couple ... Read More

Hub-First vs. Remote-First vs. Pod-First ... Skating to where the puck is going to be

2019-03-01 Software Engineering Management Remote

Fig 1: Skating to where the puck ... Finding good and the right talent for an engineering organisation is as challenging as ever. And then you need ... Read More

GDSE @ edx.org (with TU Delft)

2018-01-24 Software Engineering Management Conferences

MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are massive!!! I did my first one 7 years ago (on Cousera; Martin Odersky’s course on Functional Programming ... Read More

About being a (software development) manager ... and managing energy!!!

2018-01-20 Software Engineering Management Culture

A lot has been written and said about what you need to do as a manager or more specifically as a manager of a software development ... Read More

Hackweeks @ Nitro ... The Why, The What, The How

2017-07-29 Software Engineering Management Culture

As already discussed: I am obsessed with building cars!!! Not in the sense that I want/need to build cars, but in the sense that Henry Ford famously ... Read More

Leadership at Amazon ... Productive Friction 2.0

2017-06-12 Software Engineering Management Culture

The other day I was reading the letter that Jeff Bezo’s is writing to shareholders every year. The obsession with fast, good decision making was ... Read More

Productive Friction and Diversity ... the pillars of innovation ... or: How to NOT build faster horses!

2017-06-12 Software Engineering Management Culture

In the week of Jul., 10th we are going to do our next Hackweek. The concept is not new. A lot of companies do it. The question is: Why is it valuable? ... Read More

Thoughts on Operational Excellence

2017-04-30 Management Culture

Sometimes for me discussions about Operational Excellence sound like discussions about teenager sex: Everybody is talking about it, nobody … ... Read More

LOL ... printers suck!!!

2017-01-19 Management Culture

Last year we visited some of our customers in EMEA to get some video footage about their Nitro Experience. While we had our Creative Director in town ... Read More