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Mental Models: The Best Way to Make Intelligent Decisions (109 Models Explained)
The smartest people in the world use mental models to make intelligent decisions, avoid stupidity, and increase productivity. Let's take a look at how ...
knowledge  learning  models  mental-models  reference  psychology 
2 hours ago by t27
Schneider Optics - Vintage Large Format Lens Data
Super-Symmar HM
schneider  lens  lenses  reference  specifications  angulon  symmar 
5 hours ago by bwiese
Some Architectural Principles for Software Development Teams - Cybernethics / Cybernéthique
Managers are schedulers, not proxies
The role of a manager is to prioritize tasks, allocate resources, connect people. It is emphatically not to make technical decisions, oversee technical implementation, or be a middleman in passing around technical information. Technical leads should make the technical decision, and peer code review should be the oversight mechanism; the manager shouldn't be involved in either — at least not as such: indeed it is quite possible that the same person could wear two caps, and be simultaneously manager and technical lead, especially when working in small teams, which can actually be a good idea when it's possible; then said person can take as technical lead decisions that he shouldn't take as manager. As for information middlemen, they only decrease bandwidth, introduce noise and add latency, and therefore should not exist in the organization (don't confuse the organization structure with the communication structure). A manager should allocate human and material resources, and make adjustments as new information is available; but after subscribing the relevant people to the issue on the issue tracking system and making sure that the goal is clear and his managees are working towards it, he should otherwise let them sort it out and not only get the hell out of their way, but actively remove obstacles from their work, including any distraction from customers, himself, other managers, internal and external politics, etc. Any manager who steps out of his role by doing any of the above no-no's should be fired for cause; much worse if he bullies workers or sets to build an empire.
management  Architecture  model  reference 
9 hours ago by janpeuker

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