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 Become a Strategic Leader
How to Grow as an Engineering Manager in 7 Steps
“On misses: you need to recognize you have missed, be accountable to stakeholders for the miss, and spend time and focus on strategic actions to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Do that well enough, and no one minds the occasional miss.” Here’s Ian Nowland, VP Engineering – Metrics and Alerts at Datadog, with a list of helpful advice on growing as an engineering leader.
Empathy-Driven Development: How Engineers Can Tap into This Critical Skill
Andrea Goulet, CEO of Corgibytes, offers a framework that engineers can practice that helps make software easier to maintain over time. She says, “coding is a form of communication. Communication is rooted in empathy. So software engineers have a lot to gain from leveraging empathy as a tactical skill.”
How to Become a Strategic Leader
Julie Zhuo, VP of Product Design at Facebook, breaks down the question “what makes for a good strategy?” into discrete parts, and points out specific areas of focus for managers to become more strategic leaders.