Category: Beginning New Management Position

Podcasts I Follow

These are the Podcasts I follow and listen to most often. They range from business, design and general interests. They are not ranked in an particular order, but my favourite is James Altucher and Jordan Harbinger. I would challenge everyone

Posted in Balanced Life, Beginning New Management Position, Blogger, Business, entrepreneurship, Mentor, Personal Learning and Growth, self-improvement, Toastmasters

Achieving Order in Chaos

Trying to streamline things at work and make it so we are producing higher quality code I have learned a few things. Mind you I have only been in my new position for a few weeks, but already I along

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Do I Need Source Control

Yes!  For the first time in my 15-year career I had experienced what it is like to not have source control, and I had hated it.  I had lost a very difficult to write SQL statement in a project.  It

Posted in Beginning New Management Position, Better Coding, Deployment, Developer, Team

Project Manager – Team Lead – Manager of Development

I have been asked a few times for resources and tips for a new Project Manager, Team Lead, Manager of Development type position. My tips are a generalization as I can pull out more resources for certain situations. Tips  1.

Posted in Beginning New Management Position, Bosses, Contributing, Developer, Downtime, How To, interview, IT, job interview, Junior, Leadership, Listening

New Project or Team Manager – First Two Weeks

There are plenty of tasks a person could do in their first two weeks as a new Project or Team Manager.  I have isolated some of the more important tasks that need to be addressed in the first two weeks

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