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It’s here: Free Range Management, the book

It’s here: Free Range Management, the book

Create space so your team can thrive. You must create space for knowledge workers to do their best work. But how do you do that? Welcome to Free Range Management. Free Range Management can be summed up in two words: create space. The trick is doing that in a way...

Seniority level in software engineering and how to assess it

Seniority level in software engineering and how to assess it

As a non-technical founder, it can be difficult to determine if your development team is composed of engineers that are on a senior or junior level, or somewhere in between. This especially becomes a big challenge when it’s time to hire your first engineer or expand the existing development...

Pulse podcast - Pilot with Andreas Creten

Pulse podcast - Pilot with Andreas Creten

Tune in for spicy and insightful conversations on all things SaaS, products,(technical) leadership and product. In Pulse, the podcast, madewithlove’s Vincent Battaglia talks with leaders in the tech startup and scale-up ecosystem. There are also some podcast episodes where Vincent talks with his own colleagues about everything he...

Remote onboarding: How madewithlove onboards (remote) employees

Remote onboarding: How madewithlove onboards (remote) employees

Onboarding can be a stressful time for a company, doubly so for a remote company. At madewithlove, we focus on proper documentation so that new employees can self guide their onboarding. Here’s the schedule: Day 1 * Get acquainted with the team * Meet your assigned buddy (see below) * Read the...

I'm starting a greenfield project and I'm terrified.

I'm starting a greenfield project and I'm terrified.

I started a greenfield project this week. I knew it was coming after one of our product managers told me about it during lunch a couple of weeks ago. To be honest with you, I was terrified. I’ve been at madewithlove for a little over 4 years now, working...

Thanks for rejecting me

Thanks for rejecting me

Do you know that feeling when you are about to open an important email, knowing you will either really like or really hate what you are going to read? It’s a feeling that we think many applicants have when awaiting feedback on their technical assignment during our hiring process....

How do I know my team is productive when working from home?

How do I know my team is productive when working from home?

“How do I know my team is productive when working from home?” This must be the number one question I get when people ask me something about working remotely. I could tell them to install a camera that records the employee’s every movement, combined with a screen monitoring tool...

I don't trust this kid any further than I can throw him

I don't trust this kid any further than I can throw him

Would you trust Ferris Bueller to work on your project? Probably not. But how could he earn your trust? When joining a new project, there are a couple of actions you can take in order to build up that trust. Here are some tips. 1. Commit and Disagree We’ve...

On remote culture: the perspective of a Brazilian working for a Belgian remote first company

On remote culture: the perspective of a Brazilian working for a Belgian remote first company

A couple of months ago, I was invited by the university I graduated from to be one of the speakers in an event in my home country of Brazil. The main audience consisted of students and local developers. I wanted to create a talk for everyone and I knew there...

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