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Software Engineering, Project Management, and Effectiveness

Friday Links 07-08-2010

Friday Links 07-08-2010

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From the Archives
40 Hour Work Week at Microsoft - If you want to be more effective, limit the time you spend.  It’s a forcing function that fixes a lot of underlying execution issues that you just cannot see if your organization throws time at problems.

Patterns and Practices for New Hires - These are from the school of hard knocks.  Whether you're a new hire or taking on a new job, I share some principles, patterns and practices to be more effective.

From the Web
A Language for Software Architecture - An article I wrote for The Architecture Journal on how to map out the software architecture space, so we can organize and share knowledge more effectively.

You 2.0 – A free e-Book I wrote to help you unleash a version of your best self.  Find your purpose, live your values, play to your strengths.