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