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Esther and I were teaching a Behind Closed Doors tutorial at Better Software yesterday. One of the participants was a program manager. He couldn’t see the value of the standup meetings the Scrum teams used every day. “They talk … Continue reading
Esther and I are offering another public workshop, Managing One-on-One April 23-25, 2007, in Minneapolis. Here’s the flyer with the details. Questions? Email or call me. Labels: Behind Closed Doors, public workshops
In addition to writing this blog, I also write Hiring Technical People. And, I’ve met a bunch of great recruiting-type people through that blog. One of them, Jim Durbin, has written a great review of Behind Closed Doors. He … Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago in Positive Results With One-on-Ones, I let you know Esther and I would be running public workshops soon. We are finally ready to announce the workshop. July 10-12, 2006, in Minneapolis, we will hold … Continue reading
Adam Goucher published his Review of Behind Closed Doors. Adam likes it! Here are the things he particularly likes: the scenario structure of seeing what a great manager does each week; and the techniques that managers (and anyone else) … Continue reading
If you haven’t read Amit’s review of Behind Closed Doors, ON THE BOOKSHELF: “SECRETS OF GREAT MANAGEMENT” FINALLY REVEALED take a look. A quote: So it’s a welcome surprise to read Behind Closed Doors (The Pragmatic Programmers, 2005), by … Continue reading
In December, when I was in Israel to teach for Sela, Roy Osherove and I recorded an interview mostly about Behind Closed Doors. We had fun and the recording shows it. Enjoy, and if you have comments, please leave … Continue reading
A new-to-a-company manager explained this situation to me recently. She’d overheard something like this recently from one of her team members. So you’re working in a place where it seems as if all the managers are Bozos. But you … Continue reading
Mike Kelly posted some reflections on Behind Closed Doors: Making Progress Visible. I love it when people understand why their managers are asking questions.
If you don’t read developer.*, consider it. Dan has kindly placed an excerpt from Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management. Enjoy!