Posts filed under: Culture and Relationships

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.


Get the feeling the people running your software business don't know what they're doing? 5 signs your software business is led by amateurs!...
Here's some strategies to help you confront difficult software developers about their behavior so you can help them progress....
Today I'd like to share 4 behaviors that can stem from needing to be understood that can cause others dislike you....
Once you've been in software for a bit, growing in your career isn't about you. Could wanting to feel important be holding you back?...
Today I'd like to offer some strategies to overcome attachment so you can get others to use agile and lean software development methods....
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....