Debugging Teams: Better Productivity through Collaboration
In the course of their 20+-year engineering careers, authors Brian Fitzpatrick and Ben Collins-Sussman have picked up a treasure trove of wisdom and anecdotes about how successful teams work together. Their conclusion? Even among people who have spent decades learning the technical side of their jobs, most haven’t really focused on the human component. Learning to
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Cool tech history note. The authors worked on the Subversion open source project; and later at Google on Google Code.
The book reads as a series of essays; it’s easy to pick up a chapter or section without going end to end.
The “core traits to remember” are abbreviated “HRT” and stand for humility, respect, and trust.
Hat tip: Andrés Bastidas. ...more
If you're on a software engineering team, I highly recommend this great book with very relevant, useful ...more
The book's strong point stems from the fact that the authors have experience both in managing and be managed, as well as dealing with complex open source community and the dynamics of their members. They don't ...more
I liked the theme of HRT that's throughout the book -- Humility, Respect, and Trust. Some of the ideas I found worth writing down.
* Fail early, fail fast, fail often -- don't work in isolation or be afraid to share work in progress
* Ask questions to guide other to their ...more
Highly recommended (whether you are an individual contributor, a team leader or intend to become one).
Definitely a good read for people who never read anything like this before. Maybe if all people followed the advice here, it'd be a better place. :)
Worth the read.
What's also interesting is ...more
Humans are the most complex piece of any organization, and the authors do a solid job of cataloging some of the more frequent examples and offering some tips to manage through/around/with them.
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