Team rhythm

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Full-Stack vs. Specialized Developers: what does your SaaS startup need?

Full-Stack vs. Specialized Developers: what does your SaaS startup need?

Explore the dilemma between hiring full-stack versus specialized developers in SaaS. Understand when to choose versatility or deep expertise for your project's success.

CTO Soundboard: our new leadership mentoring service for SaaS CTOs and tech leaders

CTO Soundboard: our new leadership mentoring service for SaaS CTOs and tech leaders

We often see competent technical leaders struggling to balance responsibilities in growing software teams. To help them, we now offer coaching and mentoring for SaaS CTOs with our new CTO Soundboard service.

How to run a good all-hands meeting

How to run a good all-hands meeting

Our only company-wide meeting happens on Mondays, and this is how it looks. We're happy to share some tips on how to run an all-hands meeting properly.

How a CTO builds a team

How a CTO builds a team

There are many factors involved in building a thriving team. This is what a CTO must consider when hiring expert teams to build software.

Why retrospectives are essential

Why retrospectives are essential

Teams of all experience levels can improve their way of working, but only if they take a moment to retrospect.

The first days as a firefighting CTO — what to focus on when you are hired to lead a team in times of change

The first days as a firefighting CTO — what to focus on when you are hired to lead a team in times of change

At madewithlove, we join teams when things aren’t so stable. Maybe a key non-replaceable employee has left or a new investment is fueling growth. I join these companies as a CTO ad interim, someone to captain the ship through troubled waters. It’s hard at times since I’m...

Habits, retrospection, and ancient reptiles

Habits, retrospection, and ancient reptiles

I saw an interesting heuristic regarding habits recently but I couldn’t find the source anymore. Bear with me while I paraphrase a bit. If you want to build a habit, never skip it twice. Skipping your workout once is okay, we’re all human, we all have changing priorities...

Sit down! Why you are wasting time with standups

Sit down! Why you are wasting time with standups

Just like any other agile team, we meet each day to discuss blockers and what we planned to work on. The goal of the meeting is to get everyone on the same page and make it clear when there is friction. We even tried async written standups. Then we cancelled...

Experimenting with asynchronous planning

Experimenting with asynchronous planning

No battle plan ever survives contact with the enemy In a continued push for asynchronous work, we attempted to tackle one of the last major meetings we had — Sprint Planning. I’ve found this to be the most dreaded meeting for developers since it’s often a time sink. With...

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