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The Product Development Lifecycle: Roles & Responsibilities

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The Product Development Lifecycle: Roles & Responsibilities

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

This week features posts on: 

  • How to Build a Great Team Culture (And Why it Matters)
  • Resolving a Protracted Conflict
  • Undervalued Software Engineering Skills: Writing Well 
  • The Design of Engineering Culture
  • A Tiny, Powerful Question for Better Feedback

STRATEGY

The Product Development Lifecycle: Roles & Responsibilities

[9 min] Annie Zhuo, Engineering Leader at Square, explains how they break down the high-level and day-to-day responsibilities between engineers, engineering managers, product managers, and more. 

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INFRASTRUCTURE

How to Invest in Technical Infrastructure

[16 min] Here’s Stripe’s Will Larson with a comprehensive piece on how to invest in and evolve an organization’s technical infrastructure — with ideas, examples, and advice he’s picked up along the way. 

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LEADERSHIP

7 Years as a Developer Lessons Learned

[4 min] Tomasz Lakomy, Senior Frontend Engineer at OLX Group, draws on his experience to offer advice about working with others as a developer. 

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PRODUCTIVITY

The Complete Guide to Deep Work

[25 min] “The ability to perform deep work is becoming increasingly rare at exactly the same time it is becoming increasingly valuable in our economy.” This comprehensive guide distills the research and strategies from Cal Newport’s Deep Work in a way that’s easy to digest and refer to as you build your deep work practice.

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PROCESS

Operating with Focus: Putting the 5-Day Design Sprint into Practice

[10m] Voltage Control’s Douglas Ferguson outlines the core elements of a Design Sprint — a one-week process for answering critical business questions.

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