Ruthless prioritization

Jan 4, 2018 | Newsletter

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This week: Ruthless prioritization, Technical decision making, The case against recurring meetings, Hard and soft skills in tech.

 

a framework for prioritizing within a project and between projects

PRODUCT

Ruthless prioritization

Brandon Chu, Director of Product at Shopify, with a framework to prioritize work by introducing two scopes: prioritization between projects, and prioritizing work within a project.

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engineer on things to think about and be wary of when choosing technologies

PLANNING

Technical decision making

Cindy Sridharan, engineer and organizer of the SF Prometheus meetup, shares her consideration process for the notoriously challenging problem of choosing the right technology.

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programmer on why recurring meetings are damaging to productivity

PROCESS

It’s time for recurring meetings to end

Dan Kim, Programmer with Basecamp, outlines the pitfalls of recurring meetings, and suggests what you can do as a meeting organizer or attendee to foster a better environment.

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an engineer's take on the lack of soft skills in tech

LEADERSHIP

Hard and soft skills in tech

“It’s both more serious and less serious than we’ve admitted.” Yonatan Zunge, Engineer at Humu, weighs in on the discussion of the lack of soft skills in tech — and offers a path forward to fix the problem.

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Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson is a co-founder at GitPrime where he leads design and customer experience. He is a Y Combinator alumni, with a background in product design, branding, and UX design. Follow @thebent on Twitter.

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