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The Perils Of Time Tracking | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

 •  Filed under Life, Productivity, Gtd, Management

The Perils Of Time Tracking | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

I used to be a GTD zealot. And then I realized I was spending more time tracking and organizing my time than actually, you know, doing something with my time.

I've now come to believe that if you need to spend too much time organizing your life you are either a) OCD and need genuine professional help or b) being asked to do too much. "b" is far and away the most common problem among thought workers.

Quit trying to do too much. You'll need less productivity tools and enjoy your life more.

Engineering Managers Should Code 30% of Their Time

 •  Filed under Software Development, Engineering, Management

Engineering Managers Should Code 30% of Their Time

Great tips here, and I generally agree with everything here. However, I’d suggest engineering managers should code more than 30%. I’d say they ought to manage 25-30% and code the rest. The thing that stops this happening is asking engineering managers to be product managers or project managers, or something more akin to a pure manager than an engineer.

Quite frankly, most tech companies have way too many engineering managers. Software companies need great engineers. Full stop. And, oh yeah, one or two should help keep the trains running on time. It’s really not that complicated.

Via @mjasay.