Driving technical initiatives

Nov 3, 2017 | Newsletter

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This week: Driving technical initiatives, Engineering auditions, 3 frameworks for managing deadlines, Managing more experienced people.

 

VPE at Versive on a framework for driving technical initiatives

LEADERSHIP

Making tech things happen

Matthew Vanderzee, VPE at Versive, with a framework for driving technical initiatives — and guidance on how fight for them and justify the work to the rest of the business.

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A new process for hiring software engineers

HIRING

Tired: Engineering Interviews; Hired: Engineering Auditions

Trek Glowacki, Software Engineer at Popular Pays, reflects on a hiring failure and makes the case for an alternative interview process: a collaborative ‘audition style’ process that allows a candidate to show off their strengths.

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VPE and Product Management Consultant on how engineering leaders can effectively set, manage, and rally support for deadlines

ESTIMATION

3 frameworks for managing deadlines

“As an engineering manager, there are three different levers that you can pull.” Jeff Ammons, VPE and Product Management Consultant, with a systematic approach to setting, managing, and rallying support around deadlines.

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VP of Product Design at Facebook on how to manage people with more technical experience

MANAGEMENT

Managing more experienced people

“Do you think Usain Bolt’s coach runs faster than him?” Julie Zhou, VP of Product Design at Facebook, on the delicate but inevitable challenge of how to manage people with more experience.

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Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson is a co-founder at GitPrime where he leads design and customer experience. He is a Y Combinator alumni, with a background in product design, branding, and UX design. Follow @thebent on Twitter.

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