I'm re-reading a few of my favorite older blog posts and reading a few new ones. A couple great articles are worth passing on links to:
- Steve McConnell's Measuring Productivity of Individual Programmers. Avoid stupidity like lines of code, and don't focus on just one measurement.
- Steve McConnell's How to Scale Up Quickly. Offshoring doesn't work, keeping the quality is terribly difficult, keeping the culture even harder.
- Joel Spolskey's The 12 Steps to Better Code. Way back in 2000, just after Al Gore invented and implemented the Internet, Joel wrote a nice post on things some folks were already discussing. Critical things for you and your team.
- Scott Hanselman's Sharpen the Saw for Developers. Getting management support for ongoing training at a consulting company can be like pulling teeth. With a tow cable. Look to Scott's post for some good ideas he's invented and consolidated from other places.
- All of Sara Ford's Tip of the Day and Did you know... series. I read 'em all again just now. No, really.
- Josh Holmes's series on good presentations.
There you go. Just a few of my favorites.