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Eric Aside This month I cover a touchy subject—getting a 4 or 5 review rating. Please know that all opinions expressed in this column (and every Hard Code column) are my own and do not represent Microsoft in any official or unofficial capacity. Also know that plenty of employees improve their review ratings by 2 values over the previous review period. Getting a 4 or 5 rating is far from hopeless, but you can’t just ignore it. Take action to signi...
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Really interesting view into Microsoft's stack ranking system (which is widely regarded as a disastrously stupid way to rate and compensate employees). It's weird that they keep using it.

But the general advice applies to almost every employee and seems mostly quite solid.
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Mike Caspar (who sometimes contributes here too), has written an excellent article on a method for Agile Teams to gather data that could be used for performance reviews.
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That link really doesn't seem to have much to do with Agile Development. 
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We have this idea in Agile, that the Team should self-organize. This is an important idea. And also an important occurrence (eg, the reality precedes the idea). In Agile, self-organization is compared to command-and-control. We think self-org is an important thing to study, both in general and in your Team. Why Well, one, because it is just right. People are free, and self-organization is saying that the Team is allowed to be free. I guess this n...
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This is a common failing (not enough working software). Jeff Sutherland has said this is the biggest problem in the Scrum community, that too many teams don't have working software at the end of every Sprint. If we include cases where 1or more PBIs (Product Backlog Items) or stories are not completed, this is a very big problem. And very common. So, how do we fix it? Well, the root causes at your place or your friend's place may be very differ...
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