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#128 – February 27, 2023

How to build a high-performing software team

How do I build a high-performing team? This is one of the common questions leaders ask. No one wants a low-performing team. We all want to build effective and high-performing teams – a team that is highly interdependent, bound with a common goal, plans work, makes decisions, solves problems and delivers superior results.

How can you do more with less? Figuring this out is the reality for today's engineering teams (sponsor)

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Experiences working with an Outsourced Dev Shop

Many years ago, a younger and more naive version of myself decided to try bootstrapping a startup together with my co-founder, while still juggling our full-time jobs. She had the idea, product vision, and contacts for initial users, while I was in charge of tech development. Our plan for the MVP was to launch using an iOS and android app.

Focus On Impact

When a slogan becomes a target, it ceases to become a good slogan.

A Skeptic’s Guide to Software Architecture Decisions

Skepticism is, in our experience, an architectural superpower that helps you to see through false assumptions before it's too late to recover from a bad implementation.

A Bridge Over a River Never Crossed

On prototyping, planning, and trying to do things right the first time around in a toy software project, and the concept of falsework.

Why You Should Crawl, Walk, Run When Adopting Containerization and Migrating Legacy Applications to Containers (sponsor)

The world of containerization is rapidly growing, and the term Kubernetes is now synonymous with containers. When looking to adopt containers, many organizations automatically think this means Kubernetes from day 0. However, before diving headfirst into containerization and orchestration with Kubernetes, it's important to understand the transition that lies ahead.

Organizational boundary problems: too many cooks or not enough kitchens?

Open cultures can have a dark side too, though. Openness doesn’t come for free, and without structure to enable participation, a culture that calls itself “open” can easily evolve to increase the feelings of exclusion it was trying to avoid.

Move past incident response to reliability

Remember when optimism and crossed fingers were our first line of incident response?


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