5 Whys is a blog about technical leadership in the software world.

Ask Royo #1 - Team Leadership and Influence Edition

A new experiment I'm making. Twieet me questions about anything relating to leadership or software dev, and I'll try to answer as best I can if I have any knowledge in the area.

In this episode I answer the following questions:


  • How do you show the benefits of test first vs. test last?
  • When jobseeking, how do I look for places that are in chaos or survival mode?
  • How big should your team be before you need a team lead?
  • Examples of Team "Homework"
  • How to encourage devs to write unit tests
  • The role of designers and architects in agile. is tdd irrelevant?
  • Code reviews with remote teams




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