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Why do remote meetings suck so much?
Unstructured, "caucus"-style meetings suck particularly badly for remote workers.
When audio/visual delays exacerbate the caucus problem for people who always get the floor in meetings, it looks to them like a new problem. It’s not new; it’s just normally experienced by people in meetings with lower caucus scores. Leadership doesn’t notice because people in leadership positions tend to have higher caucus scores, and being in a position of leadership also tends to boost your caucus score (basically because people interrupt you less). But that’s a weakness of the way we identify decision-makers: good ideas come from everywhere, and especially from people who do a lot of thinking and observing before they say anything.

Making meetings more accessible to remote employees doesn’t just make meetings more accessible to remote employees; it makes meetings more accessible to everyone. 
team  meetings  remote  communication  management  caucus-score  remote-work 
15 days ago by jm
Richard Clayton - Failing at Microservices
Solid warts-and-all confessional blogpost about a team failing to implement a microservices architecture. I'd put most of the blame on insufficient infrastructure to support them (at a code level), inter-personal team problems, and inexperience with large-scale complex multi-service production deployment and the work it was going to require
microservices  devops  collaboration  architecture  fail  team  deployment  soa 
august 2014 by jm
Kanban for MDN development
Mozilla's experience with Kanban. We've had good results in Amazon, too. good intro links in this post -- might start talking about it in Swrve...
kanban  scheduling  team  agile  mozilla 
may 2013 by jm

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