In this video I'm talking abouet engineering management - who is an engineering manager? What does an engineering manager do? Do engineering managers write code? After a short walk around Amsterdam I'm going to tell you about different hats that engineering managers need to wear depending on kind of a
In this video I'm interviewing Bart van de Garde. Bart is an experienced CTO and software engineering manager with past positions at bol.com, VONQ and experience in e-commerce, recruitment and game development. Currently as a freelance CTO and IT consultant he helps organisations to connect business, technology and people.
In this video I'm interviewing Angus Mackintosh, a tech recruiter working in Amsterdam. Together with Angus we discuss job application best practices: where to find job offers, how to decide when to put more effort into application and how to ensure our resume gets noticed. Angus also shares some great
This post was inspired by "How Dev Bootcamps Are Failing Their Students" by Tyler Hawkins (and yeah, I started writing it 3 months ago, something something about unfinished projects). Software development bootcamps have passed their hype stage and now they're somewhere around the trough of disillusionment and the plateau of
In this video I'm talking about Agile software development and in particular about how t-shirt size estimation compares to story points estimation.Estimating software delivery tends to be tiring, mundane and thankless task - we always feel we're not accurate enougn, we always feel we should do better, yet we
This video is a 2nd part about dealing with micromanaging boss - in previous episodes I explained what are common symptoms of micromanagers and why people become micromanagers. This week I'm talking about different ways to talk to micromanager in order to get more independence and more decision making power
In this video I'm talking about micromanagement. A lot of people ask - is there something wrong with me or is my boss a micromanager? I'm here to answer this question - I'll explain what is micromanagement, how micromanagers stiffle their teams and why people become (conciously or not) micromanagers.
Recently I've been reflecting on the (loosely defined) quality and popularity of programing languages. Despite growing appreciation for static typing and compilers (whether in fully-compiled languages like Java or with JIT recently introduced in PHP or Ruby), 2 dynamic, scripting languages pushed their way up in the popularity rankings in
In this episode I'm talking about a few common communication problems I have noticed around me during my career, and about how to improve your communication skills. NotesImportanceno matter what size of your company or project, you have to communicate with others your peers your manager your clients your colleagues