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How to start working independently in a project?

It has been two months since I joined in this new project. I have put to work along with another postdoc researcher. Now we both have been asked to set a pipeline for sequencing analysis. This person ...
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How do you comeup with multiple teams where work in interlaced and all deliver the same Single UI project

I currently hold a team of 17 all of whom work on delivering single product --Admin UI. The problem with such a big team is Grooming, Standups, dividing works, scaling new team members, handling ...
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What's a synonym for the "top cover" provided by one's manager?

There's a military slang term, "providing top cover": combat airplanes flying at high altitude to protect from air attack a military force especially of other airplanes flying at a lower ...
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My current job doesn't excite me, and any exciting work is taken over by senior members. How should I discuss this with my manager?

I joined a product company 1.5 years ago as a full stack developer. As per the Job description it was mentioned they need people skilled in Java as well as HTML and JavaScript. I was asked interview ...
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How to tactically bring up to the Program Manager the Team Leader is part of the problems at work

Currently working for a Defense Contractor as a DevOps System Engineer, in which I'm supporting software developers, getting out frequent software builds to our customer. Don't have an exact count of ...
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Data Analyst new role - culture shock at new place

I recently changed from a 4 year consulence as Data Engineer in a big consultancy firm to a Data Analyst Role with Tableau and PowerBi in another consultancy company for a stable contract. In previous ...
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How do I deal with teammates who intentionally try to hold me back and bring me down while I'm going the extra mile?

I've automated a couple of small processes that are used by several people. And I've also added some pretty solid error-handling in our automation code in order to automate a pesky app that has a very ...
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How can I convince my manager that I am overloaded?

I'm in my first year as a team lead, and the team I'm managing is mostly new employees who have all been hired in the past 6 months so they haven't gotten to a stage where they're comfortable with all ...
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How do you handle colleagues who constantly give you resistance?

I work as a full stack developer in a team of 7 developers. I like to receive the constructive criticism as well as give it when needed. I love to review PRs and strive to maintain high coding ...
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Colleague frequently late, often when manager is not present

I work for a micro company with less than 10 employees and the working atmosphere is generally good and everyone gets along most of the time. One gripe is that people are on time but there is one ...
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Team building in the post-COVID-19 era

I am not sure whether I should call now (July 2021) the "post-COVID-19 era", but let me just use that in my question. About team building I don't mean those "fancy" outdoor ...
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Critical handoffs to/from another team that does not have their s**t together

Scenario: Teams A, B, and C all report up through the same organization and each has its own manager and lead(s). The teams work closely together to perform related but distinct functions, and each ...
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Working with best friends who live together

I'm a software engineer in a large company. We are a small team and two of the other engineers have been friends since childhood and currently live together. They review each others work and provide ...
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Transitioning from a semi-autonomous role to a heavily managed role

I've been working as a data scientist/analyst at my current company for close to four years now. My former manager (call him Dinesh) left at the end of last year and since then, his manager (call him ...
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Suspecting the veteran members of the team have their own WhatsApp group used to laugh at newcomers

I'm part of an eight people team, plus a team leader. Four of us are relatively new to the company and the team, while the other four and the team leader are veterans and worked together from day one ...
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Helping a colleague that does not give credit back

We are a 2-developer team and a PM. My colleague is new and his skills are lacking with regards to his position. As result he is getting a lot of help from he. My problem is that when it comes to the ...
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Muslim colleague is uncomfortable with 1:1 meeting and work culture — to what degree should I accommodate?

A female Muslim employee recently joined my team. I work in IT — cybersecurity as a the technical lead / team lead. She is considered to directly report to me. I am in the USA. As a manager, I believe ...
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Will my coworkers resent me for outpacing them?

I work at a large corporation in a team of 10 people. Seven of the people are one level above me in terms of seniority and only 2 of them have directs. I asked my manager to lead a project about 6 ...
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Helping a team member to ramp-up

I work in a startup of 9 people. It is my first position as a lead developer. I have started to build my team 9 months ago, we were two for many months and due to a tight deadline we have hired two ...
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How to handle internal candidate team doesn't want back?

My wife's team has a pretty stressful job. It's a small team (3 people + 1 supervisor). One team member was very vocal about things that were bad, scheduling, overtime, on-call, etc. and quit and ...
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How do I encourage team/senior developers to write mandatory unit testings?

How to encourage team/senior developers to write mandatory unit testings? Team background and my role I am an iOS developer, working in a team of 6-7 members. There are only two iOS developers, ...
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How to save my boss' face when his evidence to motivate us is wrong?

One day my boss sent in our team chat group a screenshot of his conversations with one of his former subordinates who is now working in a giant. In a conversation my former colleague(the mentioned guy)...
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Supporting colleague presented with racially discriminatory remark

I work as the team lead / technical lead where I work in a team of 8. I have been with my current company for just short of 7 years and am well respected by both colleagues within and outside the team....
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New Employee with Challenging Team Dynamics

I started a new position on March 1, and while it is in a field that I absolutely love, I am challenged by unclear direction, new expectations and interesting team dynamics. Our manager is very "...
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Can I promote the Coursera team plan to my boss? [closed]

I have learned for about a year on Coursera outside working hours, and I think the courses may also benefit my teammates. Recently I found the platform provides a team plan, so I wonder if I can ...
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What is limiting in having big dev teams? [closed]

We all know that small teams work better then big teams, and there is even a study. But what are the limiting factors of big teams? why do they do so poorly compared to small teams? a 32-person team ...
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Is there a well established name/title for a role taking the technical and product ownership together in the software industry? [closed]

It has happened several times that I needed to spend quite some time and effort to explain my role as a manager that manages a team around 10 people. My team builds a webapp for outside customers. My ...
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How to handle disagreements when roots are politics [closed]

I have encountered the following situation. I am in a specific team in which the politics in various directions are very important. That was never my strong point. This includes how some of the people ...
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Dispatcher didn't mention me in Jira task; how should I clarify? [closed]

I work in an IT department with Jira. Before the ticket reaches my team, a dispatcher has to delegate the Jira-Task to someone. The "problem " : it appears more than once (today will be the ...
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Extend current tool stack of data science team

I recently started to lead a data science focused company with two departments that has uses SPSS Modeler extensively. To be honest nobody there has close to the skills of a data scientist. My ...
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Boss hinting at promotion has made team competitive

I'm part of a small team - there's the team lead, me, and 2 other people. Aside from the team lead we're all at the same level & job title. We've always worked very well together and our team is ...
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Hired for too high a level position

I'm an experienced developer with almost 20 years of experience. I have a history of being too weak in negotiations and getting too low compensation/position and then overperforming. Two months ago I ...
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Is a public "shoutouts" channel a good or bad idea?

I work at a small, but rapidly growing company (~40 people now, 100+ people in sight). We use Slack as our primary communication tool, and recently, a new channel has been created that is dedicated to ...
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Discouraging solutioning of user stories during Agile PI planning ceremony

I work as a technical lead / team lead in the IT security team at my workplace. We currently use the SAFe Scaled Agile methodology of organizing our features and user stories. During the most recent ...
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Is there an universal argument for sharing valuable knowledge/skills? [closed]

There are many great Questions and Answers on this site that deal with the question of whether or not to share valuable knowledge/skills with others: What is wrong with sharing knowledge with ...
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Team member who works alone

I'm a backend engineer (age: 30) in a small startup (25 workers). I came to this company 6 months ago and my team consists of 4 engineers and a manager. A couple of months ago, my manager hired a ...
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How to be a successful team lead? [closed]

I recently got promoted to a team lead role after being a software engineer with the same company for a few months. I think I have been leading before informally/unknowingly but now that I am ...
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How do I handle malicious coworker making work unbearable

I recently started working for a small team. At the same time company hired another person for the same position. We were meant to form two person team, because our competences are complementary. That'...
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Tech lead interviewing and manager still allowing her to run wild

Im working on a software development team. We are a small team and our tech lead has told us she is interviewing to move to another team. The tech lead usually works alone and pretty much much built ...
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Is it my responsibility to tell a team member off whom I think is crossing the line

I have a team mate who I work with in a project. In our team, he is the most talkative and treats everyone as his friends, even our Supervisor. One day I found out that he's asking our supervisor to ...
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Is This Workplace Bullying [closed]

Awhile ago I had a negative experience working in a team and this experience is still bothering me and distracts me from work because it was left unresolved and occupies my mind. I can't tell if my ...
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How to react if the team accepts you as leader but the managment tells you to back off?

i have been doing this project recently where I had relative difficult start with a team , but at one point it worked and the team started to accept me as a leader. Not a leader like "team lead&...
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How can I get employees to respect the leave policy?

I have taken over the management of a child care center. The problem that I am hoping to address at the very least is staff who calls in sick very late in the night the day before. We have about 20 ...
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Should I continue giving a teammate tasks I know won’t be completed?

So I have been at my current company for about 5 years. Nearly 6 months ago I got promoted to be team lead of the team I have been a part of since I started. In the time I have been with the company, ...
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The project manager sends out the stats about the work hours, bug fix rates every month, is it typical?

We are developing a product that requires 3 teams to work together: my team works on web-development, team B works on embedded system and team C bridges us together (to put in a simple way). There is ...
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Does this feedback to manager express what its supposed?

I need to give feedback to a supervisor. I don't know if the way I wrote this clearly express what I want it to be, and also if its the best way to explain it. Situation: In my workplace there are ...
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Team members are afraid to engage in standup or discuss blocking issues affecting their work

I am team lead working in the IT Security team where I work. Our team has been having biweekly standup meetings to discuss status on projects / assigned work, and any blockers that is preventing work ...
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How should I tell a colleague I don't think he's qualified for a lead role?

I work in software development and at my current company, becoming a senior developer (and beyond) is a really tough task. The process takes a lot of time and involves multiple conversations with the ...
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How do I evaluate a manager I have a negative opinion of?

I am part of a team of 5 software development engineers in a large multinational company. Last week there was a screw up. A customer escalation came in on Monday, my manager was specifically tagged in ...
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How should I deal with my team member who tries to copy?

I have been working in a company for a year and a half now, after 6 months of work the company decided to hire one more person to help me and project. My colleague is so weird, We both software ...

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