✉️September 28, 2018
Engineering productivity, The Startup Process Playbook, 6 lessons learned in my year as a CTO, How (not) to screw up hiring.
✉️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.
✉️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.
✉️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
✉️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
✉️August 23, 2018
Code review is the manager’s job, Efficient software project management at its roots, Are you being micro-managed?, Leaders – stop being so nice all the time, Remote leadership.
✉️August 16, 2018
Why software development requires servant leaders, Post-mortems to the rescue, The manager handoff worksheet, Cognitive bias & the questions you shouldn’t be asking, The human scalability of “DevOps.”
✉️August 9, 2018
The trap of sales-driven development, What to do when a leader suddenly leaves (a short guide), How to leverage take-homes in your hiring process, Presenting to executives, The simple tool that revives employee motivation.
✉️July 26, 2018
When being “helpful” is actually hurting, Tools and processes, How to spark a leadership domino effect, The software engineer’s guide to interviewing software engineers, Cognitive bias and why performance management is so hard.
✉️July 26, 2018
Some thoughts on interviewing and why we do it, A strategic case for Waterfall development, A “systems thinking” approach to leading software teams, Tips for hiring managers, How to handle a needy employee.
✉️July 19, 2018
Troubleshooting on a distributed team without losing common ground, How HelloFresh reorganized its teams to scale twentyfold, Engineering ladders at Meetup, Why developers get frustrated, and What’s the ideal “team” size?
✉️July 12, 2018
Are you working in the right part of the product life cycle?, The last line effect, 5 pieces of advice for new tech leads, Towards productive technical discussions, 5 red flags signaling your rebuild will fail.
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