Introducing Engineering Management to a Growing Organization

Gitprime

GitPrime elevates engineering leadership with objective data. In this interview series, Engineering Leaders talk about how to build high performing teams. Johnathan Nightingale has seen first-hand how powerful a solid management structure can be for growing organizations. “We We grow so fast,” Nightingale says of tech companies, “and we’re often run by founders who have not themselves experienced great management. Why management matters.

Exploring the transition from Developer to Engineering Manager

Seerene

Having begun as an Engineer with my company, Seerene, I transitioned from this role to a position as Engineering Manager some two months ago. Just as any individual would when they’re about to start in a new position, I started familiarising myself with blog posts and other literature written by seasoned managers. The story is a little different for managers, who often deal with on-going tasks and issues without a tangible end.

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2020: The Year Bee-hind Us

Honeycomb

Wildfires and hurricanes didn’t take a vacation in 2020, and our distributed team managed to get hit with both simultaneously, multiple times. At the start of lockdown, many companies doubled down on their butts-in-seats culture with Zoom surveillance and other creeptastic endeavors.

2020: The Year Bee-hind Us

Honeycomb

Wildfires and hurricanes didn’t take a vacation in 2020, and our distributed team managed to get hit with both simultaneously, multiple times. At the start of lockdown, many companies doubled down on their butts-in-seats culture with Zoom surveillance and other creeptastic endeavors.

How OverOps Can be Used as a Learning Platform for Junior Developers

OverOps

Most of the development and operational energy is spent on creating positive customer perception and innovating in their market segment. Historically, the role of passing down the wisdom that comes from developer experience has been delegated to the system architects, lead developers and engineering managers. Developers and Engineering Managers are not able to teach every topic. Keep the number of goals to a manageable list that represents the most important.

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Jason Wong’s Systematic Approach Toward an Inclusive Workplace

Gitprime

GitPrime elevates engineering leadership with objective data. In this interview series, Engineering Leaders talk about how to build high performing teams. In today’s engineering world, those two concepts are continents apart. “By By default, our engineering organizations are wildly unsafe places for underrepresented minorities,” Jason Wong, Engineering Management Coach and Consultant, says. How do I hire more black engineers?”.

Why engaged teams are not always the best performers?

Abhishek Tiwari

In the context of engineering teams, high-performing teams usually show a bit of discontent and frustration which the traditional model of engagement (e.g. In the context of engineering teams, Demands refer to an individual, team, work, or organisation related challenges that require sustained cognitive and/or emotional effort. team autonomy, information flow, alignment between teams, support for taking risk, organisational culture), or functional in attaining goals (e.g.

AoAD2 Chapter 6: Invest in Change

James Shore

Exactly how disruptive it is depends on how many teams are affected and how well you manage the change. Large changes—those that directly impact more than 30-70 people—require professional change management. Organizational leaders often underestimate the importance of change management.

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Compassionate Coding with April Wensel

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

Everybody has the capacity to develop compassion; it’s about how we direct our energy, time, and effort. @21:29. Environments and working culture need to change in order to allow more compassion. @27:28. It’s more about how we direct our energy, and our time, and our effort.

Conflict: Uncomfortable, Yet Necessary with Jennifer Jones-Patulli

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

Cultures approach conflict differently. So, I am a Conflict Management Practitioner and Leadership Development Consultant. Marcus: And you know when we met I remember you said you worked with conflict management, and I think I got like goosebumps because I thought, “Whoa. My undergrad was actually in cultural anthropology. Jennifer: Cultures approach conflict very differently. And as engineers, we love our tools. It takes energy, effort.

The Art of Leadership with Michael Lopp

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

Managers tell you where you are, leaders tell you where you’re going. @31:55. He’s also the author of fantastic books such as, Managing Humans and a variety of other books, which is in its third edition is highly recommended, and was previously at Slack and lots of other companies.

The Art of Leadership with Michael Lopp

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

Managers tell you where you are, leaders tell you where you’re going. @31:55. He’s also the author of fantastic books such as, Managing Humans and a variety of other books, which is in its third edition is highly recommended, and was previously at Slack and lots of other companies.

JAMstack conference, San Francisco 2019 - the JAMstack at scale

Netlify

And both have fed into the energy and anticipation of JAMstack_conf San Francisco 2019. Cultural and organisational impacts and opportunities for the JAMstack. As part of the engineering team at Loblaw (Canada’s largest food retailer), Justin has been instrumental in their adoption of JAMstack architectures and approaches. This open source project provides a content management interface as a React application based on top of Git APIs.