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Podcast posted

The Charleston Digital Corridor has posted a podcast of the Distributed Teams presentation. link

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Distributed Teams Presentation Redux 1

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the Distributed Teams Presentation and offered two items for followup. I’ll address the first here. First, what does someone hiring a member of a distributed team look for when interviewing? How would one … Continue reading

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Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule

Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule One reason programmers dislike meetings so much is that they’re on a different type of schedule from other people. Meetings cost them more. There are two types of schedule, which I’ll call the manager’s schedule and … Continue reading

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Links of the week

Get Your Boss to Let You Work From Home Get More Done With a Work Buddy

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Distributed Teams Presentation

The presentation on Friday, Distributed Teams and the Modern Company, was a great success. Jack Harvey of litl.com and I had a good set of items to cover, along with some humor and philosophical tangents; add in the great questions … Continue reading

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The Emotive Element of Distributed Teams

Will Bullock, of SLANT in Charleston, asked the following: Hi Brian – we have been doing quite a bit of virtual collaboration ourselves lately (international client, west coast dev team). Certainly technology makes this much easier, but one thing I … Continue reading

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Working from Home Reduces Anxiety About Long Hours

Working from Home Reduces Anxiety About Long Hours A recently released study of just under 25,000 IBM employees across 75 countries measured, among other things, the “tipping point” at which workers felt their work hours interfered with their home life. … Continue reading

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Speaking Engagement!

I received a great call yesterday regarding an opportunity to speak about remote and distributed teams. I’ve been asked by Ernest Andrade at the Charleston Digital Corridor to speak at June’s Fridays @ The Corridor about the topic. I’ll be … Continue reading

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Google Analytics

I really how no idea how many visits this site gets, either directly or via RSS. My host’s control panel gives some information, but it is a bit hard to digest. I’ve started using Google Analytics for some other sites … Continue reading

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Geographic Dispersion

I was thinking this morning of how geographically distributed my coworkers and I are right now: Currently: Charleston, SC; Ann Arbor, MI; Poulsobo, WA; Marietta, GA, Los Gatos, CA. In the past, add to that list: San Diego, CA; Firestone, … Continue reading

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