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Hybrid Team Events are no longer going to be the outlier, they are going to become the norm. Virtual Pubs and Trivia Nights worked because everyone is in the same boat, we were all confined to our rooms so the experience was the same for all – give or take the odd standing desk, bigger rooms, and nicer windows. Hybrid events mean the scales are tipped, not everyone is at home, and it might only…

Good Architects find the bad in a design that you might be in love with and perfectly aligns to your comfort design. They look at what you’ve done and show you where it could fail and point out gaps you might have missed. They are the second set of eyes that raises the game of your code and ensures you are learning new things all along the way. In short, they ensure quality is delivered,…

You can kick off the formation of a Team at the first event. But the building, the trusting, the working, the coming together, the ups, the downs, the failures, and the eventual, actual formation of the team, doesn’t happen till much later, when the team has taken all those small steps to becoming a team. But it doesn’t happen at the end of the first, second or third day, it only starts then.

This is a question to ask your team – What kind of team are we? Are we the kind of team that follows the rules? Do we listen to each other? Do we tell each other what to do or coach each other? Do we push the envelope? Do we lead by example? It could be all of this, none of this, some of it, or more, but the important part is to know what…