Whatever your primary motivations are in life, you won't get anywhere by waiting for something to happen. We plan because we have sh*t we want to do with our lives. That's exactly why Alex Vermeer prepared this awesome guide for planning the next 8,760 hours - one full year - of your life. This guide will help you creating a detailed plan and optimize for success, based on an understanding of what actually works.
A comprehensive piece by Zach Holman specifically about the high-level aspects of deployment: collaboration, safety, and pace. Zach writes about how teams work together, and how deployment is one of the most critical parts of working with other people. There's one phrase he'll keep reiterating over and over throughout the whole piece: Your deploys should be as boring, straightforward, and stress-free as possible.
In an effort to reduce bureaucracy and process in software development teams, Mike Burns presents some of the solutions to real problems they've seen at Thoughtbot over the years. Mike writes about Acceptance Criteria, TDD, Refactoring, Code Review, Deployment Process and other solutions that help their developers concentrate on developing, designers on designing, and product owners on prioritization.
Yan Lhert writes how most startups have managed to create the least optimal places to do work, preventing employees from doing great and meaningful work. Yan only works remotely and in this post, he describes the reasons why work doesn't happen at work.
If your team is moving slowly, make it safe for them to openly discuss the debt they’re digging out of and/or dealing with. This and ~50 other tips from a seasoned PM John Cutler, on what he learned about Product Management.
Asynchronous workflows offer a number of benefits for both employees and the companies: transparency, accountability, and productivity, to name a few. In this post, Jono Bacon explains how you can design your organization's asynchronous workflow and the things you will need to make the transition from your existing culture to a new way of working.