Well... I'm back! after who knows how long since I've written anything 😀 AKA My blog is telling me Well well well... the prog... the prodigal... ...my. son returnsssss During the quiet time (by quiet time, I mean, that time I didn't write anything 😂 ) I was working (duh) and mostly realized that something … Continue reading Fun as a tool in the managerial toolkit – Study Case(?)
Gaslighting and the tyranny of rationalized-racism
I had a terrible experience on twitter today, I decided to cope with it and to write something... #SpoilerAlert, it's not about tech or management! Intro I'll spare you the details, how I grew up hoping to be white and why, or the things I heard from people and how it came from racists, but … Continue reading Gaslighting and the tyranny of rationalized-racism
Being a Manager Is Chaos, how to avoid the black hole where time is stretched and Matthew McConaughey is in a cabinet communicating with his daughter
OK, OK! seriously, it's a post about how to arrange your tasks as a manager, very funny clickbaity title Raz (you A-hole!) Anyhow, I mentor some managers starting their careers (at work and out of), and the biggest topic they seem to be struggling with is how to make sense of the chaos and how … Continue reading Being a Manager Is Chaos, how to avoid the black hole where time is stretched and Matthew McConaughey is in a cabinet communicating with his daughter
Individual Contributors should be more leaders than managers, and that’s by design! (Slides)
Here are my slides for a talk I gave in the first Cat Herding meetup...
How to choose tech stacks and survive to talk about it in a meetup? (Slides)
Here are my slides from an open panel I was a part of, talking about how to choose tech stacks
The Manager’s Toolbox (to address the scenarios coming)
OK, even though this book isn't going to delve in the importance of having those things, but know, they are important, and doing them right is extremely important. I will skip the How to do them right, I will touch on What you gain as a manager from having them, it might come in handy … Continue reading The Manager’s Toolbox (to address the scenarios coming)
Individual Contributors should be more leaders than managers, and that’s by design!
That's an explosive title, trust me I know, but I mean it, bare with me, I am sure I can show you what I meant... Context (Meaning, Why am I writing about this now?) Recently I and a peer of mine started revamping our Career Journey where I work, and we noticed something odd while … Continue reading Individual Contributors should be more leaders than managers, and that’s by design!
My Group’s Remote Working Manifesto
We created this yesterday to try and make this situation as good as possible, I thought some of you might like to read it too, manifesto start here: First of all, this is not a normal remote situation! But to try and make this as best as possible, we drafted this manifesto to try to … Continue reading My Group’s Remote Working Manifesto
Mistakes and what is the role of a manager
To prevent them, duh! Actually, not really... What?!?!? I wanted to write about making mistakes and why a team should celebrate them, but before I write it, I wanted to clarify something, I realized that a lot of people feel like their role is to prevent mistakes... Senior ICs and Managers feel like they are … Continue reading Mistakes and what is the role of a manager
The Mermaid Principle
What is the Mermaid Principle Brief Intro The reality of our industry in 2020 puts product-development in a bit of a predicament. Why you ask? Well, it's really hard to plan if we are reacting to feedback and looping all the time, and it's really hard to maintain our code if we want to move … Continue reading The Mermaid Principle
Let me turn you on to Waterfall (Slides)
Here are my slides to my favorite lightning talk - I guarantee by the end of this, you wouldn't assume that Waterfall is the worst thing ever and actually see it's value 🙂
Why you SHOULD hire Juniors
Before I start, this is my first post in the "post Wikimedia" era, thanks to Wikimedia, it's been awesome! Now to the topic, I'm here to convince you that hiring Juniors isn't just smart, a good thing, but actually needed! Let's start with some background or at least context... Berlin, yeah, yeah, Berlin and no it's … Continue reading Why you SHOULD hire Juniors