Explaining technical things to non-technical people
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This week: Mistakes inexperienced managers make, tackling technical debt at scale, communicating with non-technical people, hiring moneyball software teams.
Ian McAllister, Director of Alexa at Amazon: “Here are some mistakes I made as a new manager or have seen other new managers make. Experienced managers still make some of these mistakes, though hopefully fewer…”
Yvette Pasqua, CTO at Meetup, on how they address 15 years of technical debt — by empowering cross-functional teams and incorporating continuous product health into every sprint.
Tips to improve the frequently stressful, excruciating and sometimes downright dangerous process of talking about technical things with people outside of engineering.
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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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