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Explore, Expand, React: “Are We Slowing Down?”

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Explore, Expand, React: “Are We Slowing Down?”

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

This week features posts on:

  • “Are We Slowing Down?”
  • Your First 60 Days as a CIO
  • The Meta of Meta Learning
  • How to Offer Challenges to Your Teammates
  • Public Speaking Resources
  • Scaling Alignment in Engineering Teams

DEVELOPMENT

Explore, Expand, React: “Are We Slowing Down?”

Kent Beck (@KentBeck), author of Extreme Programming, with a follow-up piece to his initial post explaining the three phases of product development. In “Are We Slowing Down?” Beck explains how to evaluate whether you’re moving fast or slow depending on which phase you’re in.  

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LEARNING

The Meta of Meta Learning

Here’s a quick framework for “learning how to learn” that can be applied to any skill. It’s a fairly simple and intuitive plan, but it’s likely not applied to learning new skills at work as often as it could be. Worth saving and referring back to. By @zackshapiro

Read the Full Post [6 mins]

CAREER

Your First 60 Days as a CIO

Richard Harpur (@rharpur), Director – Cloud Trust at Forcepoint, shares a guide to getting up to speed as a new CIO. Apart from breaking down how to orient yourself and begin clarifying the organization’s vision and plan, he also advises to “watch out for heroics,” “identify your ‘shadow bosses,’” and more. 

Read the full post [10 mins]

GROWTH

How to Offer Challenges to Your Teammates

Lara Hogan (@lara_hogan), Leadership Coach at Wherewithall, explains how to find the right challenge for an individual on your team and how to make sure that they’re opting in to the challenge in a healthy way. 

Read the full post [6 mins]

RESOURCES

Public Speaking Resources

A repository of resources on all things public speaking, from finding technical conferences and proposing talks to building and preparing for your presentation. 

Check Out the Repository