How to protect Deep Work for your engineering teams

How to protect Deep Work for your engineering teams

Jason Griffith, Senior Software Engineer at Uplevel Software engineers are building innovative solutions to complex problems, which is no trivial task. It takes time and brainpower to build something useful — while hitting deadlines. If your engineering teams’ focus...
10 questions with an Uplevel dev: Stewart Spencer

10 questions with an Uplevel dev: Stewart Spencer

Stewart Spencer joined Uplevel in 2020 as a senior software engineer. Since then, he’s been an integral part of turning our data into real-world solutions. And while his road to software engineering had a few detours, what he learned along the way  made him the...
[Webinar] The Dev Soapbox: Protecting Deep Work

[Webinar] The Dev Soapbox: Protecting Deep Work

WATCH NOW ON-DEMAND Too many meetings. No time to work. All bugs…ALL the time. Sound familiar? Oftentimes, devs are faced with countless projects with no time to actually work on them because they are dealing with non-stop interruptions and distractions. Cal Newport,...
25 ways to piss off your devs

25 ways to piss off your devs

Assume they’re all Marvel loving cave-dwellersExpect bug-free codePunish failureIgnore diversity hiringCall them “Rockstars”Sidestep their request processInterrupt their Deep WorkMicromanage themStop checking inBe indecisiveIgnore their career goalsLose sight of...
Why sprint retros are a lot like watching game film

Why sprint retros are a lot like watching game film

Before any big match, teams watch game film to help them prepare and improve. They look at the play calling and how well the players executed. They look at mistakes and missed opportunities, momentum shifts and player contributions. They even study the competition —...