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Poronkusema – Talk about very Finnish problems, poronkusema describes the distance a reindeer can comfortably travel before taking a break to urinate. In case you were wondering, it’s around, 4.7miles / 7.5km. Poronkusema was once an official unit of measurement until the metric system was introduced in the late nineteenth century.

How I started believing in Cycle Time over Estimation

"I keep telling the following story over and over when I see teams trying to do Estimation while everyone knows that Estimation is a charade. So I thought I could write it down and share it. I believe a story like this will explain the theory of how Cycle Time works better than Estimation in a much more lively way."

Mental Models: The Best Way to Make Intelligent Decisions (~100 Models Explained)

An excellent intro to mental models by the Farnam Street site. Mental models are how we understand the world. Not only do they shape what we think and how we understand but they shape the connections and opportunities that we see. Mental models are how we simplify complexity, why we consider some things more relevant than others, and how we reason.

A One-On-One Document Template You’ll Actually Use

One-on-one meetings are one of the primary and most important “tools” to build out a trusting and productive relationship with your direct reports. Let me show you the template I use for the 1:1 documents, I think you'll make good use of it, on either side of the table.

I Think I Know Why You Can't Hire Engineers Right Now

Good points; not sure if it's the whole picture, though. Worth a read if you'd like to understand what's essential for your engineer candidates.

Spotify's Internal Talent Marketplace.

Internal mobility never worked well at any of the places I worked at - Spotify's solution looks like an interesting take on this problem!

Becoming a Better Writer in Tech

Writing is an increasingly important skill for engineering leaders. Indeed, poor writing can hamper career progression, above a certain level. Tactics for more clear, more frequent, and more confident.

A Post Mortem on Roblox's 73 Hour Outage

Starting October 28th and fully resolving on October 31st, Roblox experienced a 73-hour outage. Fifty million players regularly use Roblox every day and, to create the experience our players expect, our scale involves hundreds of internal online services.

How to Write a Strategy Statement Your Team Will Actually Remember

I don't know about you, but writing good mission/vision/strategy statements is always really hard for me. This article gave me actionable advice.

Don’t worry, Be happy

A short overview of creating a joyful work experience, focusing on what matters to people.