Team Management

05
Nov

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Communication Habits of Successful Remote Teams

By George Fironov

Communication is the foundation of effective cooperation. But how do you stay in touch with your team when everyone works from a different place, and at different times of the day? Switching your team to remote work can be a catalyst for positive change. It forces you to adopt all the management principles that perhaps […]

04
Oct

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How to Run a Remote Team Better than an In-House Team

By George Fironov

If you’re used to working in the same office space with all of your teammates, you might find it hard to manage your first remote hires. This short guide will help you avoid common beginner’s mistakes. I’ve written a lot about the benefits of remote work, and I doubt that anyone needs additional confirmation of […]

03
Sep

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Principal Software Engineer vs Architect | How to Differ Them?

By George Fironov

There is no rulebook for job titles in the IT industry. We sometimes use them interchangeably, but it’s good to be specific, so let’s examine the differences in detail. One thing is for sure:  Titles might not be the most important thing, but they can make a difference. Our job titles define how others see […]

14
Mar

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4 worst mistakes in managing distributed developers.

By George Fironov

Even though the work seemingly remains the same, there’s a lot that changes when a project manager makes the switch to work remotely. Watercooler conversations are replaced by sharing memes in off-topic Slack threads, tasks move from whiteboards to project management tools, daily commutes turn into doing work from home, work hours become more fluid, […]

10
Jan

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How To Help Your Remote Workers Be More Productive

By George Fironov

Managing a local team is hard enough as it is. There are certain guiding principles, the rest is experience and common sense. But can you apply the same in-house management principles to remote workers? Building a remote team can affect a company in plenty of good ways. Cost reduction, time savings, greater productivity, increased business […]

01
Oct

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“We work remotely”: How to run agile in remote and distributed teams

By George Fironov

Does Agile apply to remote team management? A few principles of Agile seem to be in contradiction with the complex reality of distributed teams, but make no mistake – virtual teams can be just as Agile as in-house teams. Gone are the days of traditional waterfall management with fixed dates and prices. Software development teams […]

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