Articles tagged with: leadership
“What’s the difference between an abstract class and an interface”
“What’s the difference between a value type and a reference type (primitive and object)”
“How is an object different from a class”
I had a conversation with a fellow Improver a while back where we discussed object oriented and development questions often asked during tech interviews. My colleague had a low opinion of these questions for reasons you might expect: people have rehearsed answers, they don’t necessarily test knowledge that is relevant to being a talented developer, they make you look like …
There are a myriad of methods IT managers use to try and increase their team’s productivity, some are good and some are terrible. One of the best ways to increase productivity is to maximize the team’s sense of personal ownership of its goals.
1) Have the team make its own estimates all the time, and be very careful not to pressure them into modifying those estimates. If you’re curious about the reasoning, ask for elaboration, but never indicate you disagree. If you’re in a position of authority they …
I’ve been on a few rural teams and seen a few more. The question I’ve run into several times regarding Rural Sourcing is…how many entry-level folks can we use and still be effective? Having led a team of WAY too many interns, this is a valid question. The tendency of management types might be to overload the team with interns to achieve the lowest blended rate… but you end up trading productivity and quality for cost, which is a losing proposition for everyone. I think there is a balance of …