I recently started to study a better way to have 1-on-1 with the members of the team I lead: 1-on-1 are a fundamental moment to understand the status of the team and to catch problems before they become too big.
At the start of my career, I used to work in Waterfall. It was a well-known approach, used by most of the teams and appreciated by many Project Managers: they could check the progress and discuss with the teams having a clear vision of the future of the release.
Later on, when new methodologies entered the companies, everyone started to make MVPs and I'm sure yours did the same. There is one problem: your MVP is a Sliced Waterfall.
A few months back I started a new challenge in Jumbo, accepting the role of Team Lead for the customer service teams. As a first action, I choose to dedicate most of the time to 1-on-1 meetings. There is one problem: I don't know how to have effective 1-on-1 meetings. Trying to improve, I kept asking myself: "What make a 1-on-1 meeting a great 1-on-1 meeting?".
During the refactoring work on the project I'm working for at Jumbo, went through many different changes and the first one was implementing a new networking layer. We decided to create an external library and make it open source: it was the perfect moment to try a new CI system. Long live Travis CI!
Today I decided to install the latest macOS Catalina because I wanted to start playing with the new SwiftUI framework. Everything seems working correctly, except third-party software.