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Manage Your Job Search is Out; You Get the Presents

I am happy to announce that Manage Your Job Search is available on all platforms: electronic and print. And, you get the presents! For one week, I am running a series of special conference calls to promote the book. Take … Continue reading

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Book Review: Write. Publish. Repeat.

I listen to the selfpublishing podcast. I either listen in the car or on the couch at night. Every so often, Mark wants to know, “Why are you laughing?” Because these guys are funny. Be warned: they swear, a lot. … Continue reading

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What is the Future of Work?

I just read Scott Berkun’s The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work. For me, it was a mixed read. Yes, you can make a totally distributed team work. What you need to do: Make all of the … Continue reading

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Hiring Geeks That Fit Interview Posted on InfoQ

What’s the single biggest point of leverage you have in changing your team? It’s not the process. After the manager, it’s the people on your team. (Your manager is the single biggest point of leverage because of the political leverage … Continue reading

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Hiring Geeks That Fit is Available at the Pragmatic Bookshelf

Drum roll please… I am very pleased to announce that Hiring Geeks That Fit is also available at the Pragmatic Bookshelf! I self-published the book at leanpub, and announced it over on Hiring Technical People, and have been writing about … Continue reading

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Overcoming Perfection Rules

I have a tough time with my perfection rules. I want to be perfect. I’m not, of course. I want to be. So using leanpub and publishing early and often pushes me way out of my comfort zone. Which is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Personal Kanban: Mapping Work | Navigating Life

As a consultant, I want the flexibility to adapt my work to take advantage of opportunities that might arise in a given week–to write an article or blog post, or to propose a project to a new client.  And, while … Continue reading

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Book Review: I’m Working While They’re Sleeping

Erran Carmel and Alberto Espinosa have written a gem of a book for anyone trying to work in a geographically distributed team: I’m Working While They’re Sleeping: Time Zone Separation Challenges and Solutions. They first start with an introduction to … Continue reading

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Kudos from GetAbstract for Manage Your Project Portfolio

The nice folks at getabstract like Manage Your Project Portfolio: Increase Your Capacity and Finish More Projects. Some of the takeaways they highlight are: Project portfolio management helps you finish your software projects on schedule. You must understand your mission … Continue reading

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Yak-Shaving and Many Appreciations

I am writing a book about agile program management. I have some portion of the first draft written. I don’t know how much, because I have not had any review. When I write, I can’t tell how much I’ve written … Continue reading

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