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    Swizec's articles in the "management" category

    I aim to write mindblowing emails with real insight into the career and skills of a modern software engineer. "Raw and honest from the heart!" as one reader described them.

    Below are 19 articles filed under management. Enjoy ❤️

    Be action oriented

    Unearth the surprising connection between the CIA's Simple Sabotage Manual and your productivity, and learn how to transform tiny actions into big wins. Dive into Swizec's engaging exploration of how small actions can make a huge impact on your progress.

    The Buxton Index – why some are hard to work with

    The Buxton Index measures an entity's planning period and explains many of your work dynamics.

    What I learned from Team Topologies

    You can't escape Conway's Law. Might as well use it for good.

    Hug your manager

    Behind every thriving team is a dedicated manager who shields them from corporate chaos, sacrificing their own well-being for the team's success.

    The art of the cowboy merge 🤠

    how do you catch a critical deadline that cannot be missed? We're talking external stakeholders, millions on the line, and it all hinges on *your* team getting it done on time. No overtime

    Reader Question: What do collaborative teams look like?

    New members on our team invariably say 2 things: 1. Wow I've never seen a team move this fast 2. This approach feels weird. I'm uncomfortable Teams like this are not common.

    Reader question: So about that perfect burndown chart ...

    If your approach works so well, why isn't every team doing this?

    How we made the best burndown chart you've ever seen

    My entire career I've never seen a sprint finished on time. The new manager said "Oh I think we can fix that" ... 18 months later he proved me wrong

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