How to use technical debt in your favor

Apr 26, 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, Productivity, Tech Debt, and Leadership.

 

COMMUNICATION

Navigating uncomfortable situations and hard conversations

Jennifer Dary, founder and leadership coach at Plucky, shares how she tackles the trickiest conversations with curiosity and confidence.

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how software engineers can use the pomodoro technique

PRODUCTIVITY

Change how you perceive time

Greg Sabo, Engineering Manager at Asana, explains how software engineers can use the Pomodoro Technique at work — and illustrates how this workflow leads to a more productive and fulfilling career.

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an alternative approach to thinking about tech debt

TECH DEBT

How to use technical debt in your favor

“Even if you don’t know all the requirements, you can still write software that works. However, it may not have a design that will accommodate future requirements.” Here’s Fagner Brack, Software Engineer at MYOB, with an alternative way of thinking about tech debt.

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important lessons learned in becoming a leader

LEADERSHIP

Four lessons I wish I knew when I became a tech lead

Emil Sit, Director of Engineering at Toast, reflects on past experiences and elegantly describes the four most important lessons he learned in getting started as a leader.

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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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