What ‘fast’ actually looks like

What ‘fast’ actually looks like

Many of us share a misconception about what ‘fast’ looks like at work. We equate ‘speed’ to being busy, frantic meetings, and the flurry at the end of each sprint. But ‘fast’ has been lost in translation. And the more neurotic we get about our...

We are what we celebrate

We are what we celebrate

I remember the meeting well. It was an all-hands meeting. A leader rattled off a number of the “big wins” from the last month. All of them were customer-facing. Sales did this. Marketing did this. The “feature teams” did that. I was sitting with a developer near the...

Our 5 favorite episodes from StartupCTO

Our 5 favorite episodes from StartupCTO

Think back to when you were first asked to step up as a manager. Maybe you’re the exception, but at this transition, most engineering managers realize that they have little understanding around how to actually lead a team. Kevin Owocki (@owocki) and Miles Matthias...

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