Getting Support from Management

Another challenge you may face is getting buy-in from your manager or other team leads.

In Driving Technical Change [Rya10], Terrence Ryan tackles the topic of talking with your boss about professional development techniques. Terrence suggests that the single biggest reason that management offers resistance to technical practices is because they don’t understand them.

The trouble is, technical people often make the mistake of pushing an idea because it’s a solution to technical problems. Instead—and especially when you’re talking to managers and team leads—the focus should be on solving management problems, not technical problems.

If you want to have a conversation with your manager about why you should start Mob ...

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