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BICEPS — PALOMA MEDINA There are six core needs researchers find are important for humans (both at work and in our personal lives). Each of us have a personal hierarchy for the six however: … Getting to know them is a shortcut to better communication, as well as greater inclusivity at work. Belonging Improvement Choice Equality/ Fairness Predictability Significance See also: Coaching Questions Cheat Sheet - Google Docs Getting to Know Others’ BICEPS Core Needs

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Pairing vs. Code Review: Comparing Developer Cultures Prerequisites for success There are a few nonnegotiables that are common across both of these paradigms. Solid continuous integration Talented core developers Agreement on the importance of code quality Iterative self-organization The joys of pairing Everybody gets better together Pairing can balance the natural daily ebbs and flows of energy A peer generates motivation for self-improvement Tactical decisions are made more easily and with better results [Stronger] concept of collective code ownership but,...

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March 2, 2013 · 2 min · 260 words

🔗 Doodle: easy scheduling

Doodle: easy scheduling Doodle radically simplifies the process of scheduling events, whether they’re board or team meetings, dinners with friends, reunions, weekend trips, or anything else.

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