Effective Technical Leadership


Some notes from the Effective Technical Leadership talk given by David Byttow. Attributes of an effective technical lead. Leadership philosophy programming project management software development technical workplaceKnowledge: “A strong tech lead’s knowledge is broad and deep…A tech lead should be a master of several technologies.”

Nurturing Design in Your Software Engineering Culture

Strategic Tech

Spread Domain Expertise Design is more than generic technical patterns that can be applied to almost software system. No generic technical patterns can help you to define the right boundaries and interaction patterns. technical-leadership software-design software-architecture


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IBM Professional Technical Leadership Exchange - Paris - May 2007

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Sequencing Architecture Modernization: Risk Averse vs Risk Tolerant

Strategic Tech

When technical, organizational, or other kinds of problem do arise, will the company divert financial resources and people away from other projects to rapidly remove blockers? enterprise-architecture technology-leadership cto software-architecture technical-leadership

Article: How Tech Leaders Can Leverage Their Mentoring and Teaching with Coaching

InfoQ Articles

It also shows how coaching can be incorporated into management and technical leadership roles as examples. Agile Leadership Book Review Coaching Coaching and Mentoring Culture & Methods article

Dell EMC’s 2019 Server Trends & Observations

Dell EMC

While many of our 2018 Server Trends and Observations came to fruition, and some are still ongoing, our technical leadership team has collaborated to bring you the top 10 trends and observations that will most greatly affect server technologies and adoption for 2019. As the leader of Dell EMC’s Server & Infrastructure Systems CTO team, I’m constantly drawn to the future.

TLE-2007: Attending IBMs Technology Leadership Exchange - Social Computing in the Enterprise, Where Art Thou?

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Cybersecurity Standards and Your Enterprise


This is an area requiring continued technical leadership or it will have little impact. But with technical leadership, good security standards can make a world of difference. As we have noted in the past, “The nice thing about standards is that you have so many to choose from” teaches Andrew S. Tanebaum in his classic text on Computer Networks. This adage is especially true when it comes to cybersecurity.

Your technology architecture and engineering organization should coevolve as your startup grows

Abhishek Tiwari

Skills++: Induct specialised Frontend, Backend & QA engineers, Technical Leadership 21-30 Engineers Focus: Building quality in products and continue to innovate while proactively planning team structure, incentives, and culture.

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Choosing the right technology stack for your startup


The factors to be considered in this blog have to do with technology change costs and crucial leadership decisions. Here are the top three factors for leadership to consider when choosing your technology stack: Cost of changing technologies.

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ICYMI: How Honeycomb Can Help You Achieve the Deployment Part of CI/CD


I think the failure to adopt continuous deployment more widely is the single biggest failure of our technical leadership class of the past two decades.” .

Transition Coaching After Executive Search Placement Increases Success in India

N2Growth Blog

They usually possess a tangible set of management, decision-making, and other technical leadership skills that were the primary criterion for their selection and placement. By Kunal Jha & Kelli Vukelic. Executive coaching was nearly unheard of in India 15 or so years ago.

3 Tips to Build a Successful Cloud Roadmap

Cloud Tamer

This, of course, includes the technical factors: How are we going to move workloads to the cloud? Besides getting your engineers on board, you’ll want to consult both technical leadership and people leadership to help ensure a good technical fit and help with organizational buy-in.

HumanGeo: Data, Services and Products positioned at the intersection of Big Data applications, social media analytics, and geospatial visualization


Al Di Leonardo and Abe Usher are both mission-focused executives with a background in both technology and military leadership. This is reflected in the fact that both are recipients of numerous awards, including the Fed 100 award for innovative ideas and technical leadership.

How to find product-market fit with the right startup tools


Looking to gain more insight on finding the best product-market fit for your startup (and my 14 rules of technical leadership)? Download my latest ebook, Choosing a Tech Stack You Won’t regret: A Guide To Technical Leadership in Fast-Growing Startups

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Software architecture insights: interview with Eoin Woods


This month Apiumhub team has interviewed Eoin Woods – Global Software Architecture Summit Speaker and CTO at Endava, where he leads the technical strategy for the firm, guides capability development and directs investment in emerging technologies.

Tech Leadership books


The transition to tech leadership is a huge challenge. Technical leadership is different. Leading a technical team demands more than just management skills, but also technical prowess, and the ability to navigate the tech world.

Should You Build in-house or Outsource Development of Your Mobile Apps?


Execution: With ownership and budget established, the project owner along with senior technical leadership should evaluate and select a vendor to outsource the development. Since the project has two goals, in parallel the owner along with senior technical leadership should put hiring plans in place to build a small in-house team in place. Sunil Thomas.

Navy Acquisition Can Easily Be Fixed

Marv's Smart Future

Long acquisition programs also insure that nobody in the acquisition system is personally responsible for failure because a Program Manager’s (PM) 3-4-year leadership tour only covers a portion of the full requirement-to-IOC (Initial Operational Capability) timeline. Using a series of prototypes to validate POC capabilities enables the technical crawl, walk, run needed to support speed to capability. Strong Technical Leadership.

Bringing an AI Product to Market

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Work with senior management to design and align on appropriate metrics, and make sure that executive leadership agrees and consents to using them before starting your experiments and developing your AI products in earnest. Lack of clarity about metrics is technical debt worth paying down.

Remote Team Flow EventStorming for Retrospectives

Strategic Tech

Topics I cover including Domain-Driven Design, Architecture, Technical Leadership, Organisation Design, Process Improvement for Self-organising Teams.

Choosing a Cyber Threat Intelligence Provider with Josh Ray


Josh also held technical leadership roles with the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) and the Northrop Grumman Corporation at the Joint Task Force – Global Network Operations (JTF-GNO), providing intelligence support to focused operations. Katie Kennedy. The content for the article below is provided by Josh Ray, Vice President for Verisign iDefense.

How to Make Agile Work in Fast-Growing Startups


You build it, ship it, run it: DevOps, Probably a micro-service architecture, Test automation (TDD, BDD), Continuous integration, Probably continuous delivery, You need to keep technical debt at bay. TL; DR: How to Make Agile Work in Fast-Growing Startups.

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


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. Conferences have also proven to be a key part of my professional growth, helping me hone and maintain my technical skills. The conference covers approaches and technologies such as chaos engineering, serverless, and cloud, in addition to a range of leadership and business skills.

Effective DoD Acquisition Needs Less Noise … Part 2

Marv's Smart Future

If there is any good news for future DoD acquisition it is that Congress, through the National Defense Authorization Acts ( NDAAs ) from 2016-2018, have passed several new laws designed to regain DoD’s technical edge and empower Program Managers to speed up acquisition and take advantage of as much commercial technology development as possible. DoD Acquisition DoD IT Acquisition Global Perspectives Leadership Technology Evolution

How engineering managers can effectively support engineers, teams, and organizations


It is a mix of hands-on coding, technical leadership and decision making, process and project management, product oversight, people management, finding and hiring talent … the list goes on. Asking questions helps us adjust our leadership style to the people we are leading.

The ‘Chocolate Sauce’ Design Heuristic

Strategic Tech

Importantly, we need to be aware that cohesion and co-change are not intrinsic technical characteristics. The domain expertise required in each context, the existing organisational structure, technical debt, the long-term business strategy, and hundreds of other factors can determine the optimal design at any point in time. A trip to the supermarket can teach you a lot about designing software systems and shaping teams to build them… I was recently in need of some chocolate sauce.

Three parts to the mission

Marcus Blankenship - Daily Writing

We’ll create books, workshops, training programs, tools, frameworks, programs, and processes to teach the core tenants of excellent technical leadership. Last week a lot of you told me you were on board with the ideas about a future where all programmers had a great boss, on a safe team, in a productive environment. This week I’ve been wordsmithing a vision and mission and wanted to share a working draft with you.

How IT and the Role of the CIO is Changing in the Era of Networked Organizations

Dion Hinchcliffe's Web 2.0 Blog

Instead, I mean power in the sense of genuine, highly effective influence through trusted collaboration, proactive enablement, orchestration of bottom-up change agency, and new forms of digital leadership. Support tech leadership across the company.

High-Touch Leadership in Buffer’s Fully Remote Culture


GitPrime elevates engineering leadership with objective data. Two (equal) leadership paths. We see two routes towards leadership ,” she says. “We We see people leadership, which is what traditional management might look like. Second, we see technical leadership as an equal track,” she adds. It’s quite okay to lead a team for a while and decide you’d rather not have that people leadership,” she says. “It’s

Founder Challenges with Startup Development Teams and CTOs


I''m spending more of my time recently working with non-technical startup founders who are having challenges with their software/web/mobile development teams. CTO Knowledge and Skill I personally believe that the best CTOs will have a technical/developer background. It''s hard to manage a development team when you are not very technical. Unfortunately, having a technical background and being a good coder doesn''t necessarily translate well into being a good CTO.

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

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

Setting expectations for leadership growth. Katie’s favorite resources on leadership & management. Announcer: Welcome to the Programming Leadership podcast, where we help great coders become skilled leaders and build happy, high-performing software teams. Marcus: Welcome to the Programming Leadership podcast. Showing leadership is something that I want to see everybody do in every interaction. It’s a type of leadership. Episode 11.

Advice from 3 Engineering Leaders on Becoming a Manager of Managers


The discussion was moderated by Marcus Blankenship , Technical Leadership Coach at marcusblankenship.com. I don’t know which leadership book I read it in (editor’s note: our research points us to * The Trusted Advisor , by David Maister).* ” This sense of personal growth motivates me, where I know other people are much more interested in solving hard technical problems for their sense of personal growth.

Collaboration and Notqmail with Amitai Schleier

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

On this episode of Programming Leadership, Marcus and his guest, Amitai Schleier, discuss a new project Amitai is working on regarding reviving an old, but useful, open-source program called qmail. I’m an independent software development coach, a technical agile coach. Episode 35.

Pitfalls of Agile Transformations


The technical heart of agile is embodied in the practices articulated by Jez Humble and Dave Farley in Continuous Delivery : acceptance test-driven development; automated builds, automated testing, automated database migration, and automated deployment; everyone checks their code into the mainline at least daily (there are no branches!); If you aren’t heading toward these or similar technical practices and you think you are doing an agile transformation, think again.

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10 Leading Books on Social Business

Dion Hinchcliffe's Web 2.0 Blog

Metz borrows from and builds on the excellent work of Greenberg’s CRM at the Speed of Light and Kim and Mauborgne’s Blue Ocean Strategy to create a picture consistent with a larger set of thought leadership. Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform the Way You Lead by Charlene Li. During the research for our forthcoming book, Social Business By Design , I ended up taking a close look at a number of other excellent titles on the subject.


The Programmer's Paradox

Projects without strong technical leadership frequently go off the rails, mostly by just endlessly spinning in circles. Expecting good leadership from the domain side is risky because they most often have expertise in any or everything but software development, so they too tend to focus on what they understand, not the rapidly accumulating problems. When leadership is spending too much effort on external issues, it has little time to correct or improve internal ones.