Better short term goals for new engineering hires
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This week: Better short term goals for new engineering hires, Don’t create a sense of urgency, Technical debt: adding math to the metaphor, How we design enterprise software.
Mike Oliver, VP of Product Engineering at Runkeeper, says, “a good onboarding experience will get new engineers contributing to the code, team, and product, and will hopefully set the stage for a successful run for the next few years.” Here’s his 5/30/90 day plan — so you can kick off new hires (and the new fiscal year) on the right foot.
“As anyone who has ever forgotten their keys in an effort to get out of the house on time knows, hurry often backfires.” Kimber Lockhart, CTO at One Medical, on the consequences of ‘urgency’ — and a better way to increase the output of the teams you lead.
Don Reinertsen illustrates how math can illuminate the problem of technical debt, and provides advice for better decision making around postponing work.
Lee Munroe, Product Design Manager at Mesosphere, breaks down their entire process — and reflects on why the simple act of documenting your workflow is so important.
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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