One of the most critical skills is the ability to map information and relate it to other information. In today's episode, we're talking about mapping models that go wrong and how forcing a concept into the wrong model can cause major problems in software and your career as a developer.
Implicit Models and Processes
February 19th, 2020
What actions have you taken in the last hour? In today's episode we're talking about the simple fact that everything we do is governed by some sort of process.
Measuring Freedom to Change
February 17th, 2020
Why is it so hard for managers to create freedom and autonomy for their teams in a modern work environment? Today, we'll talk about how we can offer more autonomy to our team as well as bring value to the company.
February 14th, 2020
What does it mean to be confused? What is happening in our brains and what is happening in reality? In today's episode, we're digging into confusion and the role of perception in the work you do.
Thought Experiment - Rejecting Your Intuitive Solution
February 12th, 2020
Today we've got a thought experiment with the goal of flexing your lateral thinking muscles.
You Don't Have to Be a Slave to Self-Improvement
February 10th, 2020
Why do you think you need to be great? In today's episode, we're getting clear on why we're motivated to reach our goals as developers and why we can so easily get caught in a trap of working in one particular area when we should be focusing on a bigger picture.
Getting Stacked Value From your Daily Activities
February 7th, 2020
What makes something worth doing? How do you decide what activities are worth doing?
Defining Your Reference Points
February 5th, 2020
What was the last question someone asked you that changed the way you think today?
Engineering Your Habits Like Interfaces
February 3rd, 2020
What are the outcomes that you expect in your day-to-day life? That's what we're talking about in today's episode of Developer Tea
Plans Should Be Functions, Not Documents
January 31st, 2020
The plans we make shape our lives. In today's episode, we're talking about the things we actively choose to do with our time and the process of planning that plays into our futures.
What Are your Fundamentals?
January 29th, 2020
One of the things you notice when observing great writers or coaches is that they've got a simplicity in their work. In today's episode we discuss the relationships between simplicity, complexity and value.
Getting On The Right Level When Solving Problems Collaboratively
January 27th, 2020
In today's episode we're talking about getting too much in the weeds vs. being too far removed. We'll talk about the pros and cons of each and offer suggestions to get out of the weeds and get down from the clouds.
Management Anti-Pattern - Detail Abstraction
January 24th, 2020
If you're standing in a building or riding in a vehicle, look around and think about some of the details around you. Who's job is it to manage the details?
Management Anti-Patterns - False Homogeneity
January 22nd, 2020
What are you focused on today?
Focus is perhaps the one superpower that's common in successful people. In today's episode, we're talking about a management anti-pattern that totally destroys focus and provide a solution to get focus back.
Management Anti-Patterns - Implicit Assignment of Responsibility
January 20th, 2020
If you're listening to this episode in the morning, find a few moments with a piece of paper to write down your top three responsibilities for this week. In today's episode, we're talking about assigning responsibility.
Two Biases that Can Affect Your Work and Relationships
January 17th, 2020
Think about a recent simple decision you made. How rational was your decision making process? In today's episode, we're talking about two biases that can change the way you approach you work and your relationships with that work and the people who work around you.
You'll Never Have All of the Information
January 16th, 2020
Information gathering and solving problems is a fun part of the developer role. In today's episode we're talking about the pros and cons of gathering too much information.
Productivity Isn't About How Much You Get done
January 13th, 2020
Trying to find the most productive way to work. In today's episode we're talking about different ways to think about productivity.
3 Guidelines for Happier Work with Designers
January 10th, 2020
One of the most misunderstood relationships on cross-functional teams are the role of the designer and developer. Often conflicts can go unresolved and assumptions arise of designers and developer stereotypes, and how these two departments can work better together.
Connecting Tasks to Operating Modes
January 9th, 2020
What will be different at the end of today as a result of the actions you take?
Happy holidays! Today we re-air part two of our interview with Gabriel Weinberg, CEO of DuckDuckGo. Thank you for listening. We hope you enjoy the episode and we're looking forward to sharing new episodes in the new year.
Think about any relationship you've had, specifically a professional relationship. These relationships have either explicit or implicit agreements. In today's episode we're talking about explanations if breaking expectations.
Two More Guidelines for Better Feedback Loops (Part Three)
Are your processes useful? In the last couple of episodes, we've been talking about feedback loops and in today's episode we're continuing that discussion and zooming out to make sure our feedback loops are proving useful.
Two Guidelines for Better Feedback Loops (Part Two)
The conflict you face on your team is likely due to competing priorities. Ultimately, it's on us to determine what our priorities are when pulled in different directions. In today's episode, we're talking about why priority is not a sole decision but a team decision.
What do your questions create? Every question we ask as a developer or manager has an impact on the person or people we are asking. In today's episode, we're talking about shifting question asking from the way we intuitively ask to a new way.
In today's episode we talk about moving some wasteful processes and systems from explicit to implicit.
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In the last couple of episodes we've been talking about how to move certain implicit systems to become more explicit. Personal ways of thinking and mechanisms that help us get through our day by going into auto-pilot. Today we're talking about implicit systems that managers use and how we can develop more explicit systems.
Today's episode we're joined by Jessica Hall, Co-Author of the book Product Mindsetand in this part two of our two part interview with Jessica we talk about the career things she's most interested in right now and the three things that distinguish the folks she works with.
In today's episode, we talk about the difficulty of imagining an alternate reality, and how that affects our decision making for the future.
Today's episode is sponsored by Barclays.
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This week, we go back to an older format - 3x3. This week we'll give three different techniques for different challenges we're faced with as developers today, we're talking about Uncovering Hidden Information
You've probably seen the stereotypical hacker type. Someone who stays up late, drinking energy drinks endlessly and working in the dark. In today's episode we're uncovering core features of the 10x engineer stereotype and why this could be viewed as unhealthy.
You're Not So Important - Why Our Ego Drives Anxiety in the Workspace