Tag Archives: HIring Geeks That Fit

InfoQ Interviews Posted

While I was on vacation in early January, there were two interviews posted on InfoQ: Ben Linders interviewed Esther Derby, Don Gray, and me about the Change Artistry book. I’m really pleased about the way the interview came out. Thanks, … Continue reading

Posted in agile | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Do You Value Management?

I’ve met many managers who were in the wrong position. Sometimes, it was the Peter Principle. Sometimes, it’s managers who have been founders or who have been technically great and got promoted into management positions. Because they are so intelligent, … Continue reading

Posted in management | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

What I Learned from Managing My First Self-Published Book Project, Part 1

The title of this blog is “Managing Product Development.” That means that I manage my own product development, products and projects, as well as provide advice for other people. I have many opportunities to do that. My most recent opportunity … Continue reading

Posted in project management | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

What I Learned from Managing My First Self-Published Book Project, Part 2

Continued from Part 1… I Wrote a Better Book How do I make a better book? I removed all the passive voice. I updated the book with the new sourcing material about Twitter and LinkedIn—neither of which existed when I … Continue reading

Posted in project management | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in books | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in books | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

What’s the Culture on Your Project?

Now that the election is over, we have an opportunity to reflect on some of the project management and hiring practices. I’m going to blog here and over at Hiring Technical People because the bits are just too juicy to … Continue reading

Posted in project management | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Last updated by at .