Troubleshooting on a distributed team without losing common ground

Jul 19, 2018 | Newsletter

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

This week features posts on: Communication, Organizational Design, Career Ladders, Leadership, Splitting Teams.

 

LEADERSHIP

Troubleshooting on a distributed team without losing common ground

Dan Slimmon, Senior Operations Engineer at Etsy, breaks down how his team — made up of different skill sets, priorities, and levels of expertise — effectively diagnose and solve problems together.

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ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGN

How HelloFresh reorganized their teams to scale twentyfold

Over the last three years, HelloFresh’s engineering and digital product organization leapt from only 20 members, to over 200. Here’s Paulo Andre, Director of Engineering at HelloFresh, on how the company coped with growing pains and redesigned their organization to move faster at scale.

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how to create an engineering career ladder

LEADERSHIP

Engineering ladders at Meetup

Lara Hogan, Engineering leadership coach at Wherewithall, explains how the leadership team at Meetup developed a rubric that captures performance expectations — and establishes clarity — at every level in the org.

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CAREER

Why developers get frustrated and why companies can’t find talent

“It all boils down to economics.” Fagner Brack, Software Engineer at MYOB, makes the case for understanding what he calls the “Developer’s Journey,” and explains a common reason why senior engineers often become frustrated at work.

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SPLITTING TEAMS

What’s the “ideal” team size?

Ron Lichty, Co-author of Managing the Unmanageable, shares an insightful take on agile’s “7 plus or minus 2” — and explains what to do when you grow beyond the maximum ideal size.

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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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