Why software projects spiral out of control
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This week: 20 simple reasons your top performers quit, Why software projects spiral out of control, The curious transition to becoming an engineering manager, Scaling without imploding.
Understanding why top performers become disengaged is the first step in preventing yours from leaving for greener pastures. Here’s a list of 20 common reasons they leave.
“Software features have hidden complexity that you will need to uncover no matter what. You just get to choose when you peel the onion.”
Jean Hsu, Engineering Leadership coach, describes why the transition to becoming an engineering manager is so unique, and how to know if you should seek additional training.
John Cutler, Sr Product Manager with Zendesk, breaks down “the drift”—the confusion that typically arises as companies scale—and discusses ways to scale a healthy team.
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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