Better short term goals for new engineering hires

Dec 21, 2017 | Newsletter

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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.

 

a plan for successful onboarding new engineers

ONBOARDING

Better short term goals for new engineering hires

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.

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leadership tactics for increasing the effectiveness of software teams

CULTURE

Don’t create a sense of urgency, foster a sense of purpose

“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.

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how to understand and represent the cost of technical debt

TECH DEBT

Technical debt: adding math to the metaphor

Don Reinertsen illustrates how math can illuminate the problem of technical debt, and provides advice for better decision making around postponing work.

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product design manager breaks down their entire process

PROCESS

How we design enterprise software

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.

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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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