People Hacks for Technical Leads

Programmers like to talk a lot about how much they hate meetings, but pair programming is a meeting. Whiteboarding is a meeting. Lots of things that provide value and are enjoyable in the software development process are technically meetings … just with a slightly different format. Both pair programming and whiteboarding are multichannel in nature. …

We don’t talk about these things as meetings because they don’t feel like meetings. They feel like productive work. Meetings in engineering environments suffer because they force people from activities that are usually multichannel in nature to activities that are monochannel.

Great read if you’re leading a team or thinking about it.