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

Code review is the manager’s job

Code review is the manager’s job

✉️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.

Why software development requires servant leaders

Why software development requires servant leaders

✉️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.”

The trap of sales-driven development

The trap of sales-driven development

✉️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.

When being “helpful” is actually hurting

When being “helpful” is actually hurting

✉️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.

Lessons learned from interviewing 400+ engineers

Lessons learned from interviewing 400+ engineers

✉️July 5, 2018
Lessons learned from interviewing 400+ engineers, Building confidences as a CTO with data, Building and launching an enterprise-scale product, Finding ‘the best’ engineers for a task, How to fail as a new engineering manager

Building a first team mindset

Building a first team mindset

✉️June 28, 2018
Building a first team mindset, The theory of constraints’ “five focusing steps” in action, Your “high bar” is wrecking your team, Consumer vs Enterprise product management — Mind the difference?, When it comes to feedback, start with yourself

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