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.


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....
Today I'd like to talk about something we've probably all experienced; why software developers disagree - and what to do about it!...
Today I'd like to talk about the journey to cross functional development teams and some of the considerations on your way to integration....
I hope this helps anyone evaluating the trade offs of a software developer vs consultant, and figuring out what's better for your career....
Are you asking people to change the way some aspect of software development is done? Find out why software development change initiatives fail too often....
Let me share some stories today that will present at least 5 ways pride kills a software project. At the end of the video I'll share three strategies I've used to fight pride....
I'll show you why the work we do to develop software is "knowledge work", and benefits from the ideas and experiences individuals bring to each problem....
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