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Culture and Relationships

This page contains posts by Jayme related to the culture at software companies and how people work together to produce winning products. People are harder to control than technology, and putting everyone under tight chains of process actually inhibits their creativity and problem solving.

The culture on a team, or at a company, can encompass a variety of aspects. The history of the company, successes and setbacks, and the attitudes and values of the staff will impact how you need to communicate to inspire.

In the 20+ years I’ve produced software, no other skill has proven more valuable to my career than the ability to influence culture and relationships. It literally can transform you from an “independent contributor” to a “leader” in the eyes of your superiors and colleagues.


Do you need to get people to agree and come to consensus so you can grow on your software project, or in your career?...
Today I'd like to share some ways dishonesty hurts your software development career, including past ways I have been dishonest that I now see are common....
Would you like to know more about who I am and how I became passionate about lean methods? Let me share part 3 of my software development journey with you....
Would you like to know more about who I am and how I became passionate about lean methods? Let me share part 2 of my software development journey with you....
Would you like to know more about who I am and how I became passionate about lean methods? Let me share part 1 of my software development journey with you....
Today I'd like to talk about how learning of a team failure produces better software when you plan to exploit this ability....
Other software developers often disagree with us about what processes to use due to how uncertainty impacts software development....
I'd like to offer some insights and opinions that might help men make smarter decisions about whether we engage in software developer bro culture....
Are you feeling worried that you won't get what you want out of your career? I'd like to share 5 ways to cope with the anxiety of software development....
Do you want to try something new that requires other people to support you? Let me help you understand how to win trust for your software development ideas....
Today I'd like to give you some tips on helping your colleagues be more fulfilled and how to be a servant leader on software projects....