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After landing a lucrative job at a tech startup, I had made a terrible mistake | Hacker News
"Competitive" company cultures are an enormous red flag for me, almost always a mechanism to help executives drain employees to a lifeless husk without having to actually pay for the privilege.

In my experience, companies have three ways to motivate employees.

One is to compensate them at a level commensurate with what is expected of them (too few companies do this, even in tech).

One is to make them feel like they have a genuine stake in the performance of the company, either because they ...
competition  management  agile  career  startup  work-culture 
2 hours ago by hellsten
"What job are you hiring to do?"

I always love asking this to large groups. The results are always illumina…
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yesterday by wahoo5
JIRA is an antipattern | TechCrunch
Here’s an analogy. Imagine a city-planning tool which makes it easy to design city maps which do include towers, residential districts, parks, malls, and roads … but which doesn’t easily support things like waterworks, sewers, subway tunnels, the electrical grid, etc., which can only be wedged in through awkward hacks, if at all.

And don’t even get me started on asking engineers to estimate a project that someone else has broken down, into subcomponents whose partitioning feels unnatural, by giving them about thirty seconds per feature during a planning meeting, and then basing the entire project plan on those hand-waved un-researched off-the-top-of-the-head half-blind guesses, without ever revisiting them or providing time for more thoughtful analysis.
agile  antipattern  software  tools  business  work  productivity 
yesterday by inrgbwetrust
StoriesOnBoard - User Story Mapping Tool for Agile Product Management
prioriteiten over releases heen, ideaal voor product management
agile  storymapping  tool  dvdpm 
yesterday by heymans

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