Where should you go if money doesn’t define everything clear

We have begun to write an overview or discussion of what has happened in IT over the past 10 years and why, sometimes, developers are paid more than managers (yes, sometimes; not always, like it was in previous years – who is interested, links can be found at the end of the note). And, all of a sudden, we realized that it turns out to be quite long and boring as if we were persuading you or ourselves about something. The story we are witnessing is not new, not the first or the last one. A younger methodology ( to[…]

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[Survey results] Where does working time disappear

And how we rob ourselves, colleagues As you remember, we decided to deal with the question of how much and on what purpose we spend time when working. Let us briefly summarize the data and continue to discuss how our time actually affects our results.Answers that have the maximum number of votes: 1. What percentage of tasks that you face at work are really new, interesting, and developing for you?– 10%: 28.7% of the vote– 20%: 26.8% of the vote– 30%: 17.9% of the voteFor further calculations, we will take 20% as the average. 2. How long does the following[…]

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Where does your time go?

Let’s collect statistics for further speculations We decided to figure out how much time we spend when we go to work and what we spend it on. If in the next two days we manage to collect such numbers, we might get an interesting study why some people consider work as an interesting place where you can grow and develop, while others have a monotonous routine without any light at the end of a tunnel. What numbers we need and what is the essence of the study which we want to fill with real data with your help. [+] 250[…]

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The best changes don’t always start with dashes and hyper-efforts

Normal here and now is normal The main thing is to decide! In one quick motion! Quit tomorrow! Live day and night on the floor of the workshop or in the office until the first clients appear… Familiar intonation and expressions, right? At the same time, if everything is fine with you at the present moment, you don’t want to change it harshly and abruptly. Now it is [normal]. What will happen next is [not clear] and, most importantly, it is not clear if it will be so good later (and how much time this “later” will take), so that[…]

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Childhood traumas of a manager and a leader

For TeamLeads, Project Managers Let’s digress from tasks, priorities and project management frameworks for a couple of minutes. A team lead or manager is, first of all, a human being. With his own strengths and with his own behavior and thinking. Suppose in childhood, parents would often say that the main thing is to be a good person, not to let others down, to help everyone, and only then can a human call himself a person. Please note, there is nothing wrong in the very message of helping people and being a good person, of course. But this model of[…]

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Tetics PRO Three-Day Sessions

How You Will Change Your Management Style Hello. Why are you reading this newsletter? Why are you studying? What is the general purpose of learning? It’s never enough to say this: we believe that the goal of learning is to make a difference in real life. Today we will talk about changes: how and why they happen and do not happen, and what will begin to change for you when you go through the Tetics PRO program in 2021. The change formula (sometimes also called the Glacier (Beckhard-Harris) formula) is as follows: D * FS * V > R (Dissatisfaction[…]

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12 Principles of Working with People

?. ???? ???? ?????? ??? ? ???? ??? When you take action, always think about the effect it will have on your long-term relationships with people, especially if they find out your true motives. What happens if the person finds out the true motives for your actions? (And this will happen sooner or later) Will he continue to work with you or not? What will he say to his colleagues, friends, classmates about you? That they should work you with or not? People work very differently when they see that you have a common future with them, and you build[…]

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Why Do Customers Demand Stupid Reports?

A comical incident occurred at one of the conferences. One of a listeners came to me and asked: – Alex, there is such a question: how can we increase the level of trust in relations with the customer? – What is wrong with the level of trust now? – Well, we have a team, we have a manager. And we want the customer to trust the team and communicate only with the manager. And he appeals directly to the engineers… – Why is that bad? A person immediately gets answers to his questions, quick communications and all that stuff. –[…]

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How to Explain When you Have a Gut Feelings ?

Have you ever had such a thing that you thought for a long time about a work (or personal) situation, and then whoops! and everything seemed to be laid out on the shelves? We have this happened more than once. Moreover, in some sense, this is our profession – to sort out difficult situations on the shelves. Because for the past 12 years, my colleagues and I have been training IT specialists and managers in people management skills and what is called soft skills. During our work, we have accumulated a large number of tools that we use to solve[…]

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29 Mistakes of Programmers Manager

If you have already managed to lead programmers a little, being a manager, a team leader of a small team or even a director of a software development company, then you probably know that this is not such a simple matter. ??? ?? ?? ?????????? ????? ??? ???? ???????. First, former programmers often become programmer managers. And managing people is not at all the same as managing compilers, debuggers and profilers. If you’ve been adept at applying design patterns, there is no guarantee that your people will immediately become a productive team. Second, many management books provide models of the[…]

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