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The Right Way to Ship Software

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The Right Way to Ship Software

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

This week features posts on: 

  • The Right Way to Ship Software
  • How to Build a Generative Culture
  • Developing a Management Philosophy
  • The Feedback Log
  • Take Control of Your Career: A Personal Growth Framework

PRODUCT 

The Right Way to Ship Software

Jocelyn Goldfein, former Engineering executive at Facebook and VMware, reminds us that a company’s development practices should be designed around the customer (“are you selling software at a high price tag?” “As you charge less and less, schedules can be less important”). Then, they should factor in how much risk-tolerant your organization is.

Read the full post [12 mins]

CULTURE

How to Build a Generative Culture

David Kaplan, Head of Engineering at Policygenius, defines what a “generative culture” is and explains what it takes to achieve and maintain. He also articulates the structures and policies they have in place that help support high-performing teams.

Read the full post [11 mins]

LEADERSHIP

Developing a Management Philosophy

“Having a core philosophy can help guide you through the day-to-day and the job’s tougher moments.” Here, Ryan Rushing shares the steps he took to land on his own philosophy and how he’s made it actionable.

Read the full post [5 mins]

CONSISTENCY

The Feedback Log

Here’s Mathias Meyer, CTO at Reaction Commerce, with a simple tool for tracking and planning the feedback he distributes to team members. 

Read the full post [2 mins]

CAREER

Take Control of Your Career: A Personal Growth Framework

How do you identify areas to grow that are exciting and valuable for career development, and then decide on which area to focus on first? In this talk, Songkick’s CTO Aaron Randall explains how individuals can essentially take the idea of “growth frameworks” (aka career ladders, with skills and behaviors that should be practiced in each role) and apply it to their own personal career progression. 

Read or listen to the talk [47 mins]