Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Management Tips - A Hebrew Podcast on Management and Leadership

As promised, today we (Lior Cohen and I)  have announced our new podcast in Hebrew on Management and Leadership.

In this podcast we will try to provide tips, tools and best practices from our experience as well as from the experience of other prominent leaders in the Israeli work space. I believe there are many tales about managers and management. Without going into too much details, we believe that management is a skill you need to grow slowly and gradually (the same way as you grow your technology skills for example). It is a long way to go... A well skilled manager works hard every day to "clean" the way for his team members in order to allow THEM to do what they know best (like delivering software for example).

My hope that this podcast will help everybody, who wants to learn and to grow these skills.
My personal believe is that this podcast isn't only for managers.
Since one of the keys of good management is creating a highly gelled and efficient environment - I hope that others will contribute (and listen) as well.

I will be happy to hear you feedbacks (or questions or management dilemmas).

You can find the podcast here: www.mngttips.com.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

API Best Practices

During our last Software Craftsmanship meeting I have delivered a short (about 14 min) talk on API best practices (in Hebrew).

You can find it here:

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

New web site for the Israeli Software Craftsmanship Group

A new web site that summarizes all the events of the Israeli Software Craftsmanship Group (#SCISR) can be found here: http://bit.ly/scisr (or http://israel.softwarecraftsmanship.org).
The site contains an information about upcoming events (home) and an option to register to them.
In addition the site summarizes (events tab) all the major events we had and includes all the materials, like slides and recordings, from the meetings.
Your are welcome to register to the events RSS (also please check our Linkedin group, if you aren't registered there yet)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Giving a talk on Fostering Software Craftsmanship (Building Successful Teams)

I will be giving a talk on Fostering Software Craftsmanship (Building Successful Teams) on May the 7th at the Hub Tel - Aviv.

During the last years I've been asked several times on the topics of the talk. Since the session is usually about an hour and so, needless to say that I am only scratching the surface. There is definitely more into that. I only provoke initial thoughts on our profession both from a personal and a team view perspectives.

I will be more than pleaced if you continue to be in touch, reaching for questions, suggestions or taking more personal involvement in the Software Craftsmanship community (here and here)

In addition, in the following days I will announce a new podcast that I intend to record.
This podcast will be connected to some topics I am mentioning in the talk, but obviously will deal with more broader issues and more deeply.

I'll post the details soon!

Monday, March 5, 2012

From Manual to Automated QA

Here is (and also below) a short lecture (In Hebrew) I gave during the Agile Practitioners 2012 conference.
The lecture summarizes the lessons we learned at PicScout (also here) while introducing more and more automation to our QA team.