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Making the Most of Your First Three Months as a New Manager

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

This week features posts on: 

  • Making the Most of Your First Three Months as a New Manager
  • Software Roles and Titles
  • 10 Lessons Learned Conducting Code Reviews
  • Understanding Speed and Velocity 

CAREER TRANSITIONS

Making the Most of Your First Three Months as a New Manager

Julie Zhou, Product Design VP at Facebook, explores the four ‘routes’ to becoming a new manager (“your team is growing” or “you’re managing an existing team”)—and distills advice tailored to each path. 

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CAREER LADDERS

Software Roles and Titles

What are the various roles and responsibilities on a software team, and which job titles tend to cover which roles?” Eric Elliot, author of Programming JavaScript Applications, offers a framework for understanding the many software roles, titles, and their relationship to one another. 

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CODE REVIEW

10 Lessons Learned Conducting Code Reviews

Jacque Shrag, Lead Developer at CSIS, shares a collection of lessons learned on making reviews effective. Among her list are observations such as “Start broad and then dig into details” and “Establish what you’re expecting.”

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TIME MANAGEMENT

Understanding Speed and Velocity: Saying “NO” to the Non-Essential

“The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say ‘no’ to almost everything.” Here are three ways to increase your velocity at work.

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