Working from home is going to be new for a lot of people. I’m writing this in March 2020, where working from home is the new normal. So we’ll cover some general working remotely tips, and then go on to go through some quick power tips and then a walkthrough of the Microsoft Teams interface in this how to guide to MS Teams. Note, MS teams isn’t part of the Office 365 family package, you’ll have to stump up for the business package to use it.
If you’ve been dropped into a position where you have to manage a team, or you have taken a project to the next level and you need to build one. You will need to start thinking like a leader, and it’s those soft skills that will need to be developed. This is the crib sheet I continually review time and time again to check my focus and effectiveness. I break it down into three key areas Getting Things Done, Creating a healthy workplace and Managing up and across.
If you’re a beginner or even if you’ve been doing it for years it’s easy to get lazy and just get by, on doing what you know. Churning out code or maintaining a creaking code base is a bit depressing, but relatively easy to do and you can plod along through that for a while. But there comes a time when it feels like you need to up your game. You can feel the technical debt racking up and you think there should be a better way to do this.