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

Managing From Afar: How This Engineering Manager Tackles the Challenges of Remote Work

Gitprime

In this Perspectives in Engineering interview series, engineering leaders talk about how to build, coach, and scale world-class technology teams. Leading remote engineering teams comes with a suite of challenges. The remote engineers aren’t always able to contribute as easily.

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Interview questions for engineering managers and senior software developers

NeverFriday

I wrote two articles that have been published that list interview questions you can ask when interviewing engineering manager and senior software engineer candidates. 10+ Senior Software Engineer Interview Questions. Leadership management tech career coach tech leadershi

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. The story is a little different for managers, who often deal with on-going tasks and issues without a tangible end.

A New Leadership Model with Jason Wong

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

In this episode of Programming Leadership, Marcus and his guest Jason Wong discuss how one size does not fit all in leadership. They dive into how the traditional leadership model isn’t working well and how it could be changed to become more effective. Great Man Leadership.

High-Touch Leadership in Buffer’s Fully Remote Culture

Gitprime

GitPrime elevates engineering leadership with objective data. In this interview series, Engineering Leaders talk about how to build high performing teams. Engineers need time to focus—and to connect. Two (equal) leadership paths. Perspectives in Engineering

5 Tales of Leadership from India

SolutionsIQ

For several years, I was the managing director of SolutionsIQ operations in India. I would argue that it comes down to a lack of foresight and leadership in the Indian organizations that this CEO was trying to build a working relationship with, which I can testify to myself.

How Buffer.com Develops Engineering Leadership Skills From Day 1 With Katie Womersley

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

There is an inherent difference between leaders and managers that is often overlooked. While most think that leaders are “born,” Katie Womersley, VP of Engineering at Buffer, disagrees. Leaders vs. Managers. Setting expectations for leadership growth. Senior Engineer 1.

Getting to Know You – The Key to Successful Leadership

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

Good leadership looks like a flock of birds. That doesn’t mean everyone on the team has to dress in feathers, rather it means leadership is dynamic, shifting, and also tight knit. In this episode of Programming Leadership, Marcus talks about what it takes to be a good leader and provides real solutions on how to build trust and gain feedback from your team. Followership is not inferior to leadership. Marcus: Welcome to the Programming Leadership Podcast.

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

OverOps

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.

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Advice from 3 Engineering Leaders on Becoming a Manager of Managers

Gitprime

The transition to becoming a manager of managers requires an entirely new set of skills: hiring, onboarding, and coaching engineering managers are fundamentally different jobs than hiring, onboarding, and coaching engineers. Director of Engineering at Intercom.

Focus on what’s most important

Lead on Purpose

That’s why leadership is an art, not a science. The Product Management Perspective: Product management takes complete focus. Recently a friend told me his company’s CEO decided that their engineering managers would also be responsible for product requirements and roadmaps. Their (few) ‘product managers’ will only focus on marketing their products. For a product to succeed, you need to have someone—a product manager—completely focused on its success.

Partnership over Stakeholdership

Abhishek Tiwari

When hiring for senior roles, companies put too much stress on stakeholder management skills i.e. ability to navigate through complex stakeholder landscape and manage expectations. Leadership Partnership

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Party Circuit: DevOps Superheroes at CloudBees’ DevOps World | Jenkins World

The New Stack

Bryan Bishop, software developer, and Sarma Khan, senior site reliability engineer, at the superhero party. Taylor, systems manager, Prudential, and Bryan Teague, senior web administrator, University of San Diego, discuss the challenges of different environments and company policies.

Management 3.0 Practices in Action

Scrum.org

Management 3.0 is not another framework; it’s a mindset, combined with an ever-changing collection of games, tools, and practices to help any worker manage the organization. This post delves into how Management 3.0

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Great Managers Empower Through Intrinsic Motivation – A Conversation With the Founder of CTO Connection

Gitprime

GitPrime elevates engineering leadership with objective data. In this interview series, Engineering Leaders talk about how to build high performing teams. Engineering teams are a creature apart from other teams in an organization. It’s no surprise, then, that managing them requires a different approach than other kinds of teams. Rather, the best practices that we’re building in engineering management transfer very well to engineers from other knowledge workers.

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Gorilla Logic Adds Custom Software Development Center in Medellín, Colombia

Gorilla Logic

This custom software development center extends our ability to fulfill what clients rely on Gorilla Logic for—delivery of high-stakes software solutions via teams of talented, sophisticated, and engaged Agile engineers that have the client’s best interest at heart.

A First Team Mindset

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

When you as the manager treat your peers, other managers in the organizations as your first team, it changes your stance. Creating a unified management team. If we go back to the past and we see where companies put people through their own leadership development programs.

My three hopes for 2020

Marcus Blankenship - Daily Writing

First, I’m exited to tell you that I’ve joined Heroku/Salesforce as an Engineering Manager. I’ve been wanting to “get back in the game” of engineering management for a while, and am excited to put my consulting experience to work in new contexts.

Challenge Industry Norms and Redefine Your Technology Roles

The New Stack

Having built both the DevOps Israel and Cloud Native and OSS Israel communities from the ground up, she spends her time finding the places where technology and people intersect and ensuring an excellent developer experience, backed by a culture focused on engineering excellence and quality.

Intercom’s Director of Engineering on Becoming a Manager of Managers

Gitprime

GitPrime elevates engineering leadership with objective data. In this interview series, Engineering Leaders talk about how to build high performing teams. Talk with any engineering manager who regrets leaving coding and you’ll understand that management is not for everyone.

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?”.

The Mentor/Manager Distinction at Asana

Gitprime

GitPrime elevates engineering leadership with objective data. In this interview series, Engineering Leaders talk about how to build high performing teams. As an engineering manager, you’re concerned with your team delivering the best products they can, as efficiently as they can.

This Is Praxent: Working Remotely from North Carolina

Praxent

Peter Elbaum – Software Engineer: “Just a few hours in, but things seem to be going well so far.” Bastien Buchaca – Software Engineer: “I had the chance to work with Praxent both as an office employee and as a remote employee.

The Top Tech Conferences You Don’t Want to Miss in 2019

UruIT

They provide the opportunity to receive expert guidance on managing technical teams and learn about best practices for hiring (and retaining) talented developers, engineers, and designers. Find out 8 insightful conferences for CTOs that you should attend in 2019.

Scaling Technology and Organizations Together with Randy Shoup

Gitprime

But at scale, the quantity and size of the problems grow larger than a single manageable team can handle. asks Randy Shoup , the VP of Engineering at WeWork. Then there’s this other part of the organization, which is the engineers and the operators of the software.”.

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. coaching by the engineering manager, development programs, interest groups). Engineering High-performance teams

Scaling Organizational Empathy With Box’s VPE, Saminda Wijegunawardena

Gitprime

In this Perspectives in Engineering interview series, engineering leaders talk about how to build, coach, and scale world-class technology teams. Saminda Wijegunawardena , VP of Engineering at Box, calls this increasing distance “abstraction.” Perspectives in Engineering

Investing in Career Growth & Team Development – Advice From 3 Engineering Leaders

Gitprime

As engineering managers and leaders, our job of course is to help our teams deliver value to the organization and its customers. Yet from a higher level, our role is to ensure that both engineers and teams continue to grow and develop. With an eye on the long-term health of our teams, our engineers, and our companies, that latter responsibility is at least as critical as the products we deliver. FIGURE OUT HOW YOUR ENGINEERS LIKE BEING RECOGNIZED.

Managing to Solve An Elegant Puzzle with Will Larson

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

At Stripe, guest Will Larson received his first official management training by an employer. It taught him about different management styles, problem-solving, and more. But most employees don’t get management training, which can cause problems down the road. Episode 20.

Turnover: “It’s not me, it’s you”

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

There are many reasons people choose to leave their jobs and in this episode of Programming Leadership, Marcus dissects the top reasons software professional decide to seek other employment and ways to prevent future turnover from occurring. Managers can affect turnover. Episode 28. ?Turnover

How to Build a Culture Bridge to the Cloud

The New Stack

With previous executive and startup leadership roles at CopperEgg, nLayers, EMC and VMware; Bob has focused his career on applying automation to simplify complex cloud, IT and developer challenges. This is where managed services have a big role to play. Oracle sponsored this post.

If you want your engineers’ feedback on your stack, start a book club

CircleCI

15 engineers hop on an hour-long video call on a Friday afternoon. As it turns out, the engineers are all there to talk about… an article. Every month for the last year, engineers at CircleCI have met to discuss a new article, essay, or video on a hot topic in engineering as part of an engineering reading club (though the club began as a “book” club, like anything else in tech, it had to evolve to better meet the needs and constraints of its ‘users.’

Rise of the Resilient Manager with Lara Hogan

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

Are you a resilient manager? In this episode of Programming Leadership, Marcus and his guest, Lara Hogan discuss what it means to be a resilient manager. She will discuss some effective management skills and thought processes. New manager care packages @1:00?.

Lessons Learned on the Path to Managing with Amy Phillips and Aaron Randall

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

In this episode, we’re talking to Amy Phillips and Aaron Randall (CTO of Songkick) about the path from programmer to manager. On peers, managers, and building a support network. Welcome to the Programming Leadership Podcast. What did you do before you were a manager?

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Leading Remote and Distributed Engineering Teams – Top Takeaways from the Panel

Gitprime

Leaders of distributed engineering teams shouldn’t have to work up solutions to these problems from scratch. So we held a panel discussion with three of today’s top engineering leaders to discuss approaches and lessons learned in building, growing, and maintaining remote and distributed teams.

Conflict: Uncomfortable, Yet Necessary with Jennifer Jones-Patulli

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

In this episode of Programming Leadership, Marcus and his guest, Jennifer Jones-Patulli, discuss how people tend to think about conflict and how they handle it. Marcus: Welcome to this episode of Programming Leadership. And as engineers, we love our tools. Episode 29. ?Is

Finding Your Balance with Camille Fournier

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

In this episode of Programming Leadership, Marcus and his guest, Camille Fournier discuss some points from her book, The Manager’s Path. They discuss the importance of time management and how to effectively manage employee turnover in a leadership role.

The Importance of Proper Feedback

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

That’s the assumption a lot of managers make, so in this episode we’ll talk about what feedback really means and how you can give it in a meaningful, productive manner. And you as the manager, you need to give them feedback in order to help them grow and help them improve. Episode 16.

Learning to Handle Uncertainty

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

It’s really easy for you as a manager to observe generally how people are working. Product management and prioritization are all about cutting away, they’re all about subtracting. See, it’s really easy for you as a manager to observe generally how people are working.