Team structure

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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...

The evolution of technical roles

The evolution of technical roles

Many startups give the CTO title to their technical lead. We think that’s a mistake. There is an organic way to grow engineering teams and there are different leadership skills needed at different sizes. Because of this, titles have become quite confusing. We’ve also seen that founders will...

How to hire a CTO

How to hire a CTO

During the past years, I’ve interviewed a lot of developers, technical leaders, and CTOs. There are a few key things I’ve learned about hiring a good CTO for your startup. Does every successful technical team need a Chief Technology Officer at one point in time? What are the...

You are not Spotify: how efficient teams are born

You are not Spotify: how efficient teams are born

We see teams blindly following Scrum, Kanban, or the Spotify model and introducing roles into teams (such as a Site Reliability Engineer) because other companies blogged about it. These models and roles are created because of specific struggles these companies faced. While all these processes thus contain valid solutions to...

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 staff engineer, 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...

The top struggles of remote workers (part 4) — Distractions at home

The top struggles of remote workers (part 4) — Distractions at home

Buffer and AngelList researched the state of remote work for 2020. From their results, they identified multiple key struggles of remote workers. We decided to provide some answers. At madewithlove, we have been working remotely for the last decade and we are happy to help our clients with shifting towards...

The top struggles of remote workers (part 3) — Not being able to unplug

The top struggles of remote workers (part 3) — Not being able to unplug

Buffer and AngelList researched the state of remote work for 2020. From their results, they identified multiple key struggles of remote workers. We decided to provide some answers. At madewithlove, we have been working remotely for the last decade and we are happy to help our clients with shifting towards...

The top struggles of remote workers (part 2) — Loneliness

The top struggles of remote workers (part 2) — Loneliness

Buffer and AngelList researched the state of remote work for 2020. From their results, they identified multiple key struggles of remote workers. We decided to provide some answers. At madewithlove, we have been working remotely for the last decade and we are happy to help our clients with shifting towards...

The top struggles of remote workers (part 1) — Collaboration & communication

The top struggles of remote workers (part 1) — Collaboration & communication

Buffer and AngelList researched the state of remote work for 2020. From their results, they identified multiple key struggles of remote workers. We decided to provide some answers. This is part 1 of a series about the top struggles of remote workers. At madewithlove, we have been working remotely for...

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