How software companies die

Dec 1, 2016 | Newsletter

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This week: Making docs more inspiring, How software companies die, Deadlines and death marches, Impact: a better way to measure codebase change.

 

making docs more inspiring

DOCUMENTATION

More docs more inspiring

Algolia on the how and why of great documentation—make it inspiring so developers want it and and require less support.

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how software companies die

LEADERSHIP

How software companies die

A classic from Orson Scott Card on ‘the Great Game’ and creating the environment that nurtures software developers.

 

deadlines and death marches

ESTIMATION

Deadlines and Death Marches

Thomas Schranz on why managing scope using deadlines is dangerous, and how to use editing and job stories instead.

 

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impact: a better way to measure codebase change

PRODUCTIVITY

Impact: a better way to measure codebase change

Use Impact to see who is carrying the load, understand how staffing changes are making a difference, and see if yesterday’s work matches today’s standup.

 

 


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Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson is a co-founder at GitPrime where he leads design and customer experience. He is a Y Combinator alumni, with a background in product design, branding, and UX design. Follow @thebent on Twitter.

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