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Managing Developers



Jonathan Mills teaches the top attributes of a good manager, showing 10 techniques on how to improve the productivity and satisfaction of a team’s members.


Jonathan Mills has more than 18 years of software development experience as well as 10 years in management. Jon has lead and built agile teams in a wide range of environments from small start-ups to large scale financial institutions. As the practice director at AdventureTech, Jon has the opportunity to help companies execute on their business objectives and deliver value to their clients.

About the conference

Code PaLOUsa is a conference designed to cover all aspects of software development regardless of technology stack. It has sessions revolving around Microsoft, Java, and other development platforms; along with session on higher levels that are platform agnostic. The conference schedule will feature presentations from well-known professionals in the software development community.

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Jun 14, 2014

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  • Correct span ratio of manager

    by Vladimir Hirner,

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    At the end of presentation was said "don't ever have 30 developers...". What is correct span ration of manager to follow these guidelines? I really like what was said and it basically follows "servant leadership" principles, but I think it just cannot be done correctly with bigger ratio than 1:20 (my experience - had 15-20, now 30+). Front line manager can struggle with this as span ratio is not his decision.

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