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SE-Radio Episode 306: Ron Lichty on Managing Programmers

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SE-Radio Episode 306: Ron Lichty on Managing Programmers

Ron Lichty talks with SE-Radio’s Nate Black about managing programmers. Topics include: why programming management is hard, what makes a good programming manager, the costs of micromanagement, self-organizing teams, team dynamics and motivation, and product team performance.   Related links Ron Lichty’s blog Ron Lichty Consulting Managing the Unmanageable “If we’re Agile, why do we […]

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SE-Radio Episode 280: Gerald Weinberg on Bugs Errors and Software Quality

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SE-Radio Episode 280: Gerald Weinberg on Bugs Errors and Software Quality

Marcus Blankenship talks with Gerald Weinberg about software errors, the fallacy of perfection, how languages and process can reduce errors, and the attitude great programmers have about their work.  Gerald’s new book, Errors: Bugs, Boo-boos, and Blunders, focuses on why programmers make errors, how teams can improve their software, and how management should think of […]

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SE-Radio Episode 253: Fred George on Developer Anarchy

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SE-Radio Episode 253: Fred George on Developer Anarchy

Fred George talks with Eberhard about “Developer Anarchy” – a development approach Fred has been using very successfully in different organizations. Developer Anarchy is a manager-less process. All team members write code. There are no stories. Instead developers figure out how to reach specific business goals. Besides writing code some team members have additional responsibilities: […]

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SE-Radio Episode 250: Jürgen Laartz and Alexander Budzier on Why Large IT Projects Fail

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SE-Radio Episode 250: Jürgen Laartz and Alexander Budzier on Why Large IT Projects Fail

Alex Budzier of the Oxford Saïd Business School and Jürgen Laartz of McKinsey Berlin join Robert Blumen to discuss their research on large IT project failures. The show covers: What is a “large” project? What is the definition of failure? Cognitive biases and project failures. Are some attributes of projects predictive of failure? The catastrophic […]

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SE-Radio Episode 247: Andrew Phillips on DevOps

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SE-Radio Episode 247: Andrew Phillips on DevOps

Sven Johann talks with Andrew Phillips about DevOps. First, they try to define it. Then, they discuss its roots in agile operations, its relationship to lean development and continuous delivery, its goals, and how to get started. They proceed to system thinking and what “You build it, you run it” means for a system when […]

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