Growing Teams Too Quickly

“We’re going to double by this time next year.” Some form of that quote appears in most post-acquisition/funding articles, boasting the intention to bring in a new person every few days. While it is no surprise that in today’s market the hiring strategy should tend more towards growing than maintaining size (more on that in […]

Managing Overly Optimistic Developers

In all seriousness, developers who are overly optimistic are an important part of every team, especially senior developers. It just so happens that most senior developers lean towards the pessimistic and cynical side, maybe because being optimistic has burned them once too many. And yet, without optimism you’ll always schedule more time than necessary (the […]

Keep Internal Changelogs

Considering how smart developers are, the easiness with which they forget the history of their own projects can be mind boggling. How many times have you tracked a bug down until you’ve found the exact change that introduced it, yet the responsible developer couldn’t remember why that change was made? Even more commonly, developers as […]