Lean and Mean?

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It sounds like a diet, or maybe some kind of weird and aggressive technique to lose weight. I read this term in the Deadline Novel, and I was like, "what are they talking about?" "Organic Well Lean Noodles..." by coutaskdwfv https://flickr.com/photos/185642019@N06/49106899981 is licensed under CC CC0 In the novel, they satanize this term, for a … Continue reading Lean and Mean?

Reminder alert: Another meeting in 5 minutes

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"Staff Meeting" by ljguitar https://flickr.com/photos/ljguitar/7697808370 is licensed under CC BY If you've ever worked in any kind of software project, you've experienced meetings. Depending on the size of the project or the place you've worked in, you may have experienced the useless meetings that are only consuming programming time.  In college, I usually have some … Continue reading Reminder alert: Another meeting in 5 minutes

Another way to not reach the deadline

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Over the past few posts, I've written about what project managers usually do that may cause the project to be finished even later than was expected.  Today I bring to you: Overstaffing "All Dressed Up :)" by Thru My Shutter https://flickr.com/photos/185261736@N07/49141762121 is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND If you're a manager, the project you're managing is … Continue reading Another way to not reach the deadline

Learning in times of a pandemic

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It feels like it has been a lot since my last face to face interaction with anyone. Yeah, it feels like this This semester started like every other semester, but there was this news about a new virus spreading out from China. On those days, there were really few people who thought life would be … Continue reading Learning in times of a pandemic

Mediation is simpler than negotiation

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All people have negotiated at least once in our lives, from simple negotiations like trying to get a better bargain. Even in these simple negotiations are hard, trying to persuade the other person to agree to our demands is difficult, even impossible. "negotiations" by hectorhannibal https://flickr.com/photos/hectorhannibal/3121816753 is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND Negotiation involves a discussion … Continue reading Mediation is simpler than negotiation

Conformity

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Wikipedia defines this term as: "Conformity is the act of matching attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors to group norms, politics or being like minded" The psychologist Solomon Asch did an experiment to understand how people are capable of conforming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyDDyT1lDhA These types of things happen in all kinds of situations, and it's essential to understand that … Continue reading Conformity

Software engineers are basically cats

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You may be thinking that I've gone crazy, or perhaps that I'm just a cat person (in fact I'm a dog one, but that's not the point). "Cat" by be creator https://flickr.com/photos/pustovit/15867520885 is licensed under CC BY In the software development world some times there are projects with challenging deadlines, and the managers, if they … Continue reading Software engineers are basically cats

Improving project development

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Every software developer is always said to be learning; every day, there are new technologies, new methodologies, modern standards. But in this continuous learning, there are tons of certifications to demonstrate our ability on a matter with a really good-looking paper. These certifications imply that a minimum effort is taken from some other priority is … Continue reading Improving project development

Measuring projects!

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In this episode of the adventures of Mr. T., he learns with his friends how useful it is to measure projects and understand its complexities! I'm not going to enter in detail of what happened in the book (I read this chapter a few weeks ago, and I almost don't remember the subjacent story), but … Continue reading Measuring projects!

The game of power, politics in the organizations

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I remember from my art and culture class my professor once told us that all interactions between people are basically a game of power, and politics is the raw demonstration of it. Politics is the way, us people, organize our selves and decide how to do stuff thanks to debate and discussions: the activities associated … Continue reading The game of power, politics in the organizations