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Laravel News:
Habits of Highly Productive Tech Teams
Jan 27, 2017 @ 10:18:22

On the Laravel News site there's an article posted from Sharon Steed covering some habits of highly productive tech teams including topics like trust, meetings and understanding roles.

There’s always a lot of talk about “culture” on tech teams. And that makes sense: managers generally hire people that will fit in well with the group they’ve assembled because they know there’s more to work than just doing the job. Being able to get along with your coworkers, being reliable, and looking the part are also important. A big part of building a solid company culture is about creating an environment which helps your employees be productive. Unfortunately, a lot of what we do in tech has the opposite effect.

She talks about the role of perks in an effective workforce and how, despite some seeming very nice on the outside, can cause burnout as it encourages longer work hours than normal. From there she moves into some suggestions about "meeting culture" and some of the major drawbacks to meetings (including how they can distract from "real, paying work"). There's a nice flow chart included in the post too that can help you determine if a meeting is really necessary or not. From there she goes on to talk about the other two topics mentioned above - employees knowing and understanding their roles and fostering trust between them through things like delegation and effective listening.

tagged: highly productive teams technology opinion trust meetings roles

Link: https://laravel-news.com/habits-of-highly-productive-tech-teams

Jani Hartikainen's Blog:
Zend_Acl part 2: different roles and resources, more on access
Feb 12, 2009 @ 11:16:34

Continuing on from his previous post in his series, Jani Hartikainen looks again at the Zend_Acl component for access control and how to deal with its "abstract" role.

In the context of Zend_Acl, access to resources is given to roles: A role might be a user's name, a group a user belongs to, or just roles, which have been assigned to a user from the admin panel. Since Zend_Acl only defines an "abstract" role, resource and privilege, how do we deal with all of these using it? Read more to find out! I'll also be addressing some more ways to deal with allowing and denying access.

He looks at how you can use your own role scheme (custom strings with meaning to you and your application) to define what the user can and can't do. He creates a plugin/interface for the framework to help handle this style so that he can compare the user's current identity against the resource type(s) they want to check.

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