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Development Cadence

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Development Cadence

Engineering Impact is a weekly newsletter that highlights trends in engineering leadership, productivity, culture, and scaling development teams.

This week features posts on: 

  • Development Cadence
  • The Makings of a Modern Risk Management System
  • Making Technical Decisions
  • How We Encourage Disagreements at Matter
  • Why This Engineering Leader Thinks You Shouldn’t Aim for Regrettable Attrition

PRODUCTIVITY

Development Cadence

“The hallmark of a well-run development engine is a development cadence that is brisk in bringing new products to market without burning out its builders.” Megan Quinn, General Partner at Spark Capital, offers a few tactics for establishing and keeping a pulse on a team’s development cadence.

Read the full post [5 min]

STRATEGY

The Makings of a Modern Risk Management System

Affirm’s Chief Risk and Strategy Officer Sandeep Bhandari unpacks the key elements of designing and managing a modern risk management system, including their overarching risk management philosophy, methods for detecting fraud swiftly, and considerations for building a well-rounded team. 

Read the full post [7 min]

TECHNICAL DECISIONS

Making Technical Decisions

Feather Knee, Senior UI Developer at NVIDIA, draws from her experience writing web apps and shares a list of advice and lessons learned—including “Technical decisions are not just about technology,” and “The best technical decisions now are those that allow you to change your mind later.”

Read the full post [6 min]

COMMUNICATION

Managing Managers: How’s it Different?

Brett Hellman, Founder and CEO at Matter, with a unique approach to enabling team members to disagree with decisions in an equitable and productive way. 

Read the full post [6 min]

RETENTION

Why This Engineering Leader Thinks You Should Aim for Regrettable Attrition

Mike Boufford, CTO at Greenhouse, explains the recruiting and retention strategies they used for achieving zero regrettable attrition (in the early years), and shares his take on why the industry should be talking about healthy and unhealthy turnover. 

Read the full post [24 min]