What I wish I knew when I became CTO

What I wish I knew when I became CTO

✉️ February 15, 2018
What I wish I knew when I became CTO, Engineers can’t gauge their own interview performance (and that makes them harder to hire), Successful employee onboarding should focus on culture, Slack: The opposite of organizational memory.

How to run a quarterly product strategy meeting

How to run a quarterly product strategy meeting

✉️ February 8, 2018
How to run a quarterly product strategy meeting, 6 lessons from Lara Hogan on humanizing management, Awkward 1:1s: the art of getting honest feedback, Unlearning toxic behaviors in code review culture.

What does code readability mean?

What does code readability mean?

✉️ February 1, 2018
We are what we celebrate, What does code readability mean?, Onboarding a product manager, How to manage the 3 types of technical debt.

The principles of product management

The principles of product management

✉️ January 25, 2018
The first principles of product management, The cost center trap, How to avoid turning off great tech talent before you meet, 5 things I learned the hard way as a manager.

Tiny wins: the big benefits of little changes

Tiny wins: the big benefits of little changes

✉️ January 18, 2018
Tiny wins: the big benefits of little changes, Hire someone you don’t know, Real software engineering, How to review code you don’t understand, Repair the trust of your team as a leader

Feature creep isn’t the real problem

Feature creep isn’t the real problem

✉️ January 11, 2018
Feature creep isn’t the real problem, Divide and conquer: autonomy and other strategies to go fast at scale, Escaping solution-first development, Here’s what makes mentorship work.

Ruthless prioritization

Ruthless prioritization

✉️ January 4, 2018
Ruthless prioritization, Technical decision making, The case against recurring meetings, Hard and soft skills in tech.

Leading by editing, isn’t

Leading by editing, isn’t

✉️ December 28, 2017
Leading by editing, isn’t, The build vs. buy hiring framework, How much does employee turnover really cost?, Why you need a thirty-year plan.

Better short term goals for new engineering hires

Better short term goals for new engineering hires

✉️ December 21, 2017
Better short term goals for new engineering hires, Don’t create a sense of urgency, foster a sense of purpose, Technical debt: adding math to the metaphor, How we design enterprise software

Why the right change often feels wrong

Why the right change often feels wrong

✉️ November 30, 2017
Why the right change often feels wrong, Running in circles, Signs your organization is “siloed”, 2018’s software engineering talent shortage.

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