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This week features posts on: Strategic Thinking, Scaling, Hiring, Remote Teams.
Richard Banfield, CEO of Fresh Tilled Soil, answers some of the most frequently discussed questions in product teams (for example, “Should I listen to my customers or my boss?”), and provides a process for prioritizing roadmap decisions.
Heidi Helfand, Director of Engineering Excellence at Procore Technologies, shares a “sense-making” tool for how teams evolve — and identifies exit points, the “rigidity trap,” and how teams can disrupt themselves.
“The important thing is that you identify what you need out of your future manager for you to be successful.” Jennifer Tu, Team Management and Technical Coach, with a manager-interviewing strategy.
Akhil Ahuja, Senior Engineer – Site Reliability at LinkedIn, on planning for growth, the challenges associated with being part of a remote team, and some of the unexpected advantages geographically distributed SRE teams can offer.
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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