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Pawel Brodzinski on Software Project Management

Slacker Manifesto

We are professionals, we take pride of our work and we pursue continuous improvement. Most of all we learn.

One thing we’ve learned is that pursuing 100% utilization is a myth and a harmful one. Another thing we’ve learned is value of slack time. Building on that, hereby we declare ourselves Slackers.

And here is our Manifesto (you can sign it by leaving a comment under this post if you like to).

Slacker Manifesto

On occasions we do nothing. Or something different. Or something else.

Because this means that our teams are more effective.

It also means that we are freaking awesome.

Signatories:
Pawel Brodzinski
Paul Boos
Andrzej Lorenz
Piotr Leszczynski
Jamie Rorrison
Andrew Fuqua
Piotr Uryga
Alexandre Martinez
Maurijn Kloek
Matti Vuori
Grzegorz Majchrzak
Radoslaw Orszewski
Wiktor Zolnowski
Leif Ershag
Tomek Dabrowski
Andy Stitt
Dave Moran
Simon Marcus
Ingvald Skaug
Seth Martin
Matthias Jouan
Tomasz Pindel
Zbigniew Kawalec
Haowei Ruan
Monika Konieczny
Krzysztof Kula
Andy Brandt
Rob van Lanen
Steffen Thols
Matthias Orgler
Peter Bell
Jaap Schuttevaer
John Goodsen
Willem van den Ende
Stefan Billiet
David Chilcott
Ewan O’Leary
Nick Gerakines
Ron
Eli Cochran
Thorbjorn Sigberg
David Berkson
Thomas Michaud
Subashish Bose
Peter Zvirinsky
Nicola Lovadina
Paweł Wawrzyczek
Jacek Gintrowicz
Tonianne DeMaria Barry
Ivan Muts
Romeo-Adrian Cioaba
Jeroen Knoops
Marcin Derylo
Martina Freundorfer
Vesselina Tasheva
Erik Sowa
Rini van Solingen
Martin Häntzschel
Claudio Guerra
Patty Murray
Britta Hummel
Jerzy Stawicki
Marysia Lachowicz
Raj Arcot
Tomasz Grobel
Martin Hudymac
Dragan Jojic
Randy Tangco
Rajendra Raja
Sophie Johnson
Morgan Hixson
Kevin Plotner
Marco Bresciani
Tathagat Varma
Jon Fazzaro
Pawel Rychlik
Maciej Zywiol
Elinor Slomba
Daniel Wicher
Christophe Popov
Pradeepa Narayanaswamy
Jovica Riznic
Ravi Cheekati
Frederik Vannieuwenhuyse
Carlo Beschi
Henrique Imbertti
Joanna Sitkowska
Mark Tiedemann
Cathy Bariao
Geert Van Aken
Benoit Lafontaine
Stefan van Raaphorst
Piotr Kuczynski
Philip Rogers
Miroslaw Dabrowski
Katarzyna Swierczek
Dillon Weyer
Sreejith Kaimal
Swavek Kublin
Yanni Liu
Tomasz Szczodrowski

and whoever else wants to sign this one (please do that in comments under this post and I’ll be updating the list).

Big thanks to Kate Terlecka and Andrzej Lorenz who influenced creation of this masterpiece highly.