Why Great Engineering Managers Matter

Why Great Engineering Managers Matter

✉️November 8, 2018
Why great managers matter, Stripe’s Will Larson on how to design a perf-management system, Remote vs. Distributed, 10 questions for your self-review, 7 code review dynamics to look for in your engineering team.

Empowered Product Teams

Empowered Product Teams

✉️November 1, 2018
Empowered Product Teams, How Drift Gets Engineers Up to Speed by Day 3, What’s a senior engineer’s job?, Moving to Three-Person Engineering Teams, Building amazing engineering teams.

How to be Strategic

How to be Strategic

✉️October 25, 2018
How to be Strategic, The Power of “Premortems”, Stuck conversations: You’re NOT Hearing Me, The mentor/manager tightrope (and an alternative approach that drives employee motivation).

Building a people platform for continuous change in technology

Building a people platform for continuous change in technology

✉️October 18, 2018
Building a People Platform for Continuous Change in Technology, Value Engineering for Outcome-Based Bets, Trello’s Product Lead on the Unique Ramp to a 10-Person Product Org, How Showing Vulnerability helps Build a Stronger Team.

Culture is the behavior you reward and punish

Culture is the behavior you reward and punish

✉️October 4, 2018
Culture is the behavior you reward and punish, Scaling engineering teams via writing things down, How to recruit and hire when you need to move fast, Putting a price on people problems at work.

Why your best work is hardest to finish

Why your best work is hardest to finish

✉️September 20, 2018
Why your best work is hardest to finish, Advice to CEOs: Digging out of a jammed calendar, Marketing tension in product-first companies, 20 questions to ask during a reference call, Aligning a Product Manager’s effort with their priorities.

Notes to myself on software engineering

Notes to myself on software engineering

✉️September 13, 2018
Notes to myself on software engineering, My favorite PM interview question, The fundamentals of building a distributed engineering team, The downsides (of our strengths), Stripe on a $300B opportunity for business.

When to hire a head of engineering and what to look for

When to hire a head of engineering and what to look for

✉️September 6, 2018
When to hire a head of engineering and what to look for, Models of Followership, How a product is like a function, Top 5 lessons I’ve learned working at startups, How this head of engineering boosted transparency at Instagram

Why fast learning curves are so important to startups

Why fast learning curves are so important to startups

✉️August 30, 2018
Juniors, seniors, janitors, and mentors, Advice for a new executive, An intro to product management for engineering leaders, Why fast learning curves are so important to startups, Design for people – use people language

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