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Warewolves

Warewolves

By The Warewolf Club
We have hardware specialists, and software specialists, but what about our peopleware? On this show, hosts Ellie and Michael interview professionals about people, careers, good business, and improving teams in a modern world.
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7: One-on-One: Gimme a Break!
In this one-on-one, Michael and Ellie discuss the importance of taking a break. Whether you're just feeling stressed, or you're fully burnt out, stopping to recharge is crucial for your health and performance. We talk about music, meditation, the pomodoro technique, and signs that it's time to take (in)action or get help when you really need it. Michael and Ellie are the hosts of the Warewolves podcast. Michael is a Product Manager and can be found at https://wight.ink. Ellie is a Senior Frontend Engineer and can be found at https://ellie.codes.
01:04:31
August 27, 2021
6: Career Growth with Brooks Burton
Are you preparing for your next promotion? In this episode we're joined by Brooks to talk about strategies and pitfalls when planning that next career move. As always we take a look at the management perspective too, and discuss ways of supporting your direct reports in their own advancements. Brooks Burton is the VP of Engagement at Phase2 Technology. You can find him on LinkedIn. About the hosts: Michael is a Product Manager and can be found at wight.ink. Ellie is a Senior Frontend Engineer and can be found at ellie.codes. Reference links: Forbes Summer Pils
45:43
July 17, 2021
5: One-on-One: What is Peopleware?
In this one-on-one, Michael and Ellie talk about how and why our Peopleware group was started, the different levels that Peopleware discussion groups can exist, how others can start their own, and tips for keeping it open and inclusive. Michael and Ellie are the hosts of the Warewolves podcast. Michael is a Product Manager and can be found at https://wight.ink. Ellie is a Senior Frontend Engineer and can be found at https://ellie.codes. Relevant Links: Mighty Networks Discord Slack
54:59
June 14, 2021
4: One-on-One: Onboarding
In this one-on-one, Michael and Ellie talk about the qualms of onboarding onto a new team, some stories about being thrown into fires, how Product Managers and Engineers differ in their onboarding processes and how to make it easier (for all parties). Michael and Ellie are the hosts of the Warewolves podcast. Michael is a Senior Product Manager and Ellie is a Senior Frontend Engineer. Relevant Links MermaidJS VSCode Live Share Extension
55:32
May 18, 2021
3: Colocation vs. Remote with Joe Still
In this episode, we discussed being remote vs. working in offices. Some of the topics we covered are how we connect through body language and why that might be more effective in a colocated setting, how open offices affect our ability to focus on work, some of the conveniences of being remote, and whether or not partially remote teams can work. More about Joe Still: Joe is a Senior DevOps Engineer at Phase2 Technology. You can find him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/josephstilljr/. References The Scrum Book Scrum PLOP Patterns Collocated Teams Conways Law Scrum Team Oyatsu Jinja Allen Curve Kingman Formula Communication Options Never Split the Difference Summary Deep Work VSCode Live Share Extension
58:42
May 11, 2021
2: Psychological Safety with Lauren Burroughs
In this episode, we discussed how teams can achieve psychological safety and the negative impacts of not having that safety. Slight language warning from ~27:00 to ~30:00. More about Lauren: She is a Senior Developer at Phase2 Technology. You can find her pretty much anywhere with the username labbydev, including Twitter (@labbydev). Her personal website is https://labby.dev/.
46:30
April 19, 2021
1: Team Jelling with Mike Crittenden
Have you ever wondered how your team's productivity relates to their working relationships? Today we talk to Mike "Critter" Crittenden about Team Jelling, and how to improve cohesion in teams. More about Critter: Mike is a co-host of the podcast We Should Be Working. He muses daily at critter.blog. He's currently working as an Engineering Manager at Wayfair.
38:29
March 18, 2021