Jacob Kaplan-Moss

Tag: communication

When you're a manager, your behavior is under a microscope October 26th, 2021

If you want to be a good manager, you need to accept that your behavior is under a microscope. You need to watch your behavior carefully and pay attention to what that behavior communicates.

Estimating Software Projects: So you messed up. Now what? June 8th, 2021

You’ve made and committed to a timeline, but your estimate was wrong. The timeline’s going to slip. Now what?

The Fundamental Purpose of Middle Management: Context Down, Information Up April 19th, 2021

On the fundamental purpose of middle management: context down, information up.

How to Give a Status Update To Executives March 5th, 2021

Here’s a weird little skill I had to learn the hard way: how to give a status update to executives, investors, or boards. It’s different from most other kinds of status updates: much shorter, much quicker, much less in-depth. Here’s the structure I use when giving an update to this type of audience.