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Elixir, processes and this thing called OTP

One of the notable features provided by the Elixir language is the way it handles concurrency, how this is beneficial on a daily basis and adds value to the final software. And one of the things that comes up when learning about concurrency in Elixir is an acronym we hear a lot, called OTP. OTP The … »

How to report metrics to C-level executives

One common mistake when passing information to C-level executives is overwhelming them with details that they don’t understand or that they just don’t care. The lack of alignment on what to send them may give you a hard time when adopting new techniques, such as process metrics analysis. In this blog post, I’ll explain how … »

Two motives why your team is feeling pressured

Adding pressure to your team is like adding salt to your food: if you add a little bit, everything will be fine, and the result will be better; if you add more, the result might be better, but your health will suffer; if you add even more, you’ve just ruined everything, and you need to … »

Processo: Adaptar é Necessário

Há algum tempo, encontrei um amigo desenvolvedor em um evento e ele me contou que as coisas estavam “complicadas” na equipe em que ele trabalhava. O olhar era um misto de dúvida e cansaço, como quase sempre que alguém menciona a palavra “complicado”. Quis entender os detalhes, pois em outra ocasião ele me falou maravilhas … »

Meetings Are Not Sacred

I’ve seen people juggle time to be able to schedule all meetings that they were supposed to have. But is that necessary? Is it a sin to have a sprint with no retrospective? A day without a standup meeting? Or a process with no meetings at all? In this post, I’ll discuss the possibilities that … »

Há algo de errado com as técnicas “tradicionais” de gestão de projetos?

Sem nenhuma enrolação, respondo com certa convicção: não! Mas fique tranquilo, caro leitor, não pretendo cair na armadilha de defender a técnica “tradicional” X ou a ágil Y neste texto, muito pelo contrário. Gostaria de incentivá-lo a refletir sobre diversos julgamentos que podemos ter feito sobre técnicas que, em contextos não apropriados, podem parecer equivocadas … »