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Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager, Third Edition by Michael Lopp

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© Michael Lopp 2016

Michael Lopp, Managing Humans, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2158-7_27

27. Capturing Context

Storing the thoughts that made your ideas bright

Michael Lopp

(1)Los Gatos, California, USA

Each organization in a company has its Favorite Application. It’s not truly their favorite application; it’s just the application they must use in their particular capacity in the organization. Stand up right now and walk into an unfamiliar part of your building and stalk your coworkers. If someone stops and asks you what you’re doing, tell them, “Rands sent me,” and vigorously nod your head. That always works.

As you walk the hallways of this strange new part of your organization, look at their screens. What’s the consistent application sitting on their monitors? ...

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