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Quality of Code is Quality of Life

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

This week features posts on: 

  • Mind the Gap Analysis and Get Promoted
  • Incidents—Trends from the Trenches
  • Quality of Code is Quality of Life
  • How Transparent Should You Be as a Leader? 
  • Navigating the Leap from Big Tech to Startups

STRATEGY

Navigating the Leap from Big Tech to Startups

Punit Singh Soni, CEO at Suki and former CPO at Flipkark and Advisor at Google, shares an insightful perspective on how to navigate the transition from a large company to a startup.

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PRODUCTIVITY

IncidentsTrends from the Trenches

“In reality, most production environments encounter incidents almost every day. The cumulative cost and customer impact of such incidents can be much larger than the infrequent dramatic ones” says Subbu Allamaraju, VP of Expedia Group. This analysis pinpoints the areas of investment needed to reduce the frequency and impact of incidents.

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CAREER

Mind the Gap Analysis and Get Promoted

Ian McAllister, Director of Delivery Experience at Amazon, explains how to use a “gap analysis” as a tool to create alignment around expectations on what it takes for an individual to be promoted to the next level.

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COMMUNICATION

How Transparent Should You Be as a Leader?

In a discussion with Intercom’s CEO, Claire Lew (CEO of Know Your Team) offers an interesting take on approaching transparency as a leader: “Transparency requires context, and transparency is a spectrum.”

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CULTURE

Quality of Code is Quality of Life

“Good engineering teams understand that just solving the problem is usually the easy part, solving the problem in a way that someone else can learn, tend and fix it is the bar for professional code today.“ Here’s Mike Borozdin, VP of Engineering at PollyEx, illuminating the relationship between the quality of code and the health of a team.

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