Psychological safety

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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...

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...

My personal journey in IT

My personal journey in IT

“Why did I become a software engineer?”, people ask me. I doubt I would have chosen the software engineering career in the first place if I hadn’t seen it before in a familiar environment. One important role model I had was my father, a lawyer, an accountant, and an...

My female perspective at madewithlove

My female perspective at madewithlove

Who hasn’t heard the quote “We only hire the best candidates?” How many of those teams only have straight white men? I’ve been fortunate to work on diverse teams across various companies. Madewithlove is currently very dominated by men. Being the only woman in the team makes me...

We are not a remote-first company

We are not a remote-first company

Although we have employees in 7 countries — not bad for 20 people! — madewithlove is not a remote-first company. Yes, we work remotely, but there are 6 traits that allow us to be a successful remote company. We are a knowledge-first company. What is a knowledge-first company? A knowledge-first company is...

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...

What if... you're the only non-tech guy in a tech company

What if... you're the only non-tech guy in a tech company

For the record: I started writing this blog post laying next to a nice blue pool. The pool and the rest of the quite amazing resort is situated in Kos, Greece. Together with the rest of the company, I was enjoying the retreat that madewithlove organises each year for its...

Re-evaluating the need for estimates

Re-evaluating the need for estimates

In an ever-changing industry, it’s important to constantly keep re-evaluating your own methods and processes. Do they still serve the needs of today? Are you trying to solve yesterday’s problem? Are you setting yourself up to tackle tomorrow’s biggest issue head first, or are you digging yourself...

Working remotely: a new user’s perspective.

Working remotely: a new user’s perspective.

I have a history of working in companies where you were expected to be in the office or at the client 95% of the time. Working at home or from another place was seen as ‘weird’. So switching to madewithlove, which advocates remote work, sounded fun and scary at the...

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