Episode 38: Talking Team Management

Being a good leader is a difficult task. Therefore, The Debug Log team couldn’t let go a topic like this. It is our duty and pleasure to help you become a better leader for your team and share our experiences with you, so you don’t make common management mistakes that could cost you the lost of good team members. In addition to helping you manage your team better, we mention some of the differences between managing a local and a remote team. It is a loooot different when you have to deal with team members in others parts of the world. Fortunately, we got you covered. Could you guess what else we have in this episode? Yes, tools and methodologies that will help you immensely to communicate with your team and to have all projects organized.

Thank you very much for listening to the show and for being part of this amazing TDL community. We hope you like … no, you LOVE this episode. If you don’t LOVE it, it is Zack’s fault. Jajaja, just joking. Well, that’s it guys. If you have any comments or questions about this episode feel free to email us at thedebuglog@gmail.com. Have an AWESOME day.

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  1. June 16, 2016 at 3:12 pm — Reply

    Hey guys,

    just wanted to correct Obinna on TeamCity ownership, TeamCity belongs to JetBrains not Atlassian.

    • June 16, 2016 at 3:29 pm — Reply

      Yeah, I misspoke. I confused Atlassian’s Bamboo with Jetbrains’ TeamCity. Thanks for clarifying!

  2. June 17, 2016 at 11:28 am — Reply

    Thanks for another episode guys! The community really appreciates you taking the time aside from everything else you have your plates do this podcast. Love the show! There was a lot of talk sprinkled around the subject, but I was surprised that the word “empathy” was never used. Crisis management and being able to put out fires before they start/spread. In some cases, being a team leader can be like doing tech support for peoples’ emotions. A good example is if you have 2 team members that have different ideas on a way to do something (insert any situation). The team leader often must decide best way to move forward, but also has to keep in mind how the person you didn’t get their idea used is going to feel months down the road. You still want them to be happy after a decision is made.

    Either way, I’ve found that imagining yourself in the shoes of a person you a interacting with is a huge factor that affects a project result and how fast/well you get there. This is especially true in a situation where you might have to de-escalate a disagreement. As you guys discussed, understanding who you are working with, their emotions and what motivates them is important in all aspects of life where there is more than one person. Empathy!

    • June 17, 2016 at 3:28 pm — Reply

      Very well said, Ron! I agree completely. Empathy.

    • Wesley Chase
      May 7, 2017 at 4:52 pm — Reply

      Really well explained, thank you!

  3. June 17, 2016 at 12:03 pm — Reply

    Hi guys,

    I’m the creator of a web project management tool called HacknPlan, which is something between Trello and Jira, but tailored for gamedev. You can take a look at hacknplan.com, it’s free :-)

    • August 31, 2016 at 2:27 am — Reply

      I’m a big trello fan/user. This does look interesting though. I will give it ago.

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