Entries by Maciej Greń

The 7 ground rules of communication to became a good Manager

As a Manager you have to cope with people. This is your daily bread. The way you communicate with others can be a key to either your success or failure. People tend to block themselves, refuse to cooperate when their Manager talks to them in a wrong way. A good Manager has to understand a […]

IT guy with head full of ideas, strongly oriented on achieving great goals in life. Currently working for Aspire Systems Poland, place where I grow.

Skype stopped working – the size of the problem

Yesterday we have posted a solution how to make your beloved Skype work again, after the recent update. It seems like, the size of the problem is huge! Today we concluded we posted the solution before Skype support found it out. Since posting the solution on our blog, we gained huge traffic on that one single post. We estimate […]

IT guy with head full of ideas, strongly oriented on achieving great goals in life. Currently working for Aspire Systems Poland, place where I grow.

Beware of the recent Skype update on Windows 7!

Recently Skype released new version: 5.3.0.111. You will be requested to update your application during Skype startup. However, you can have serious problems with launching it on Windows 7 machines. When you will try to login, Skype will crash with the most common, Windows message: Skype has stopped working. Fortunately, it can be fixed rather easy. […]

IT guy with head full of ideas, strongly oriented on achieving great goals in life. Currently working for Aspire Systems Poland, place where I grow.

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Kanban system for Software Engineering – pure Agile

Kanban system introduces generic approach to Agile. There is no one way to became Agile. If you work using Kanban principles (which are derrived from Agile) you are working in Agile way. If this means that you will have Scrum meetings with your team – fine. If this means that instead of Scrum your meeting will aim on remaining work – also good. Tools are very important but only when they are helping you keeping your principles within company. Correct approach and tooling is a result of deep brainstorming and constant improvements process lead by Kanban principles.

IT guy with head full of ideas, strongly oriented on achieving great goals in life. Currently working for Aspire Systems Poland, place where I grow.

Why static classes are evil!

We all know about it but there is always an issue how to explain it to a beginner, why static classes are just a no way to go. Of course, you as a software guru can directly point out at least 10 reasons why… “it is not testable”, “it is not object oriented coding”, “you […]

IT guy with head full of ideas, strongly oriented on achieving great goals in life. Currently working for Aspire Systems Poland, place where I grow.

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