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.”

IBM Professional Technical Leadership Exchange - Paris - May 2007

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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?

elsua: The Knowledge Management Blog

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.

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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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. Technical leadership representation should go beyond the director of architecture, to include roles like the principal engineer who knows the systems inside and out.

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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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.

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.

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5 Ways That Open Source Benefits API Management

The New Stack

APIs are a strategic investment to any organization and should be looked at both as a technical enabler and as a business driver. Staying ahead of the competition requires having a creative and forward-thinking technical leadership, who have a strong vision for the company’s future.

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.

Lessons Swift Designer Chris Lattner Has Learned about Leadership

The New Stack

Are the secrets of technical leadership hiding in plain sight? But besides the many technical topics covered in their freewheeling conversation, they also offered real insights into the mechanics of leadership. Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, and Leadership.

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.

Gatsby Faces Community Upheaval Over Commercialization Plans, Diversity Challenges

The New Stack

has been weathering a public relations crisis, one that shows the importance of authentic communication, inclusion and responsiveness from leadership to all players in widely distributed open source communities.

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

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. An example of a short Team Flow EventStorm (this is not based on any real teams) Visualise your team’s process and you’ll uncover a higher quantity and higher quality opportunities for improving how you work as a team compared to relying on traditional retrospective formats.

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.

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

How the Linux Foundation’s EVE Can Replace Windows, Linux for Edge Computing

The New Stack

Throughout his career, Roman has held technical leadership roles at several well-known companies, including Sun Microsystems, Yahoo!, In the remainder of this article, I’ll cover some of the technical details of Project EVE. The Linux Foundation sponsored this post. Roman Shaposhnik. Roman is an open source software expert, currently serving on the board of directors for both The Apache Software Foundation and LF Edge.

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Why Open Source Freedom Leads Technology Adoption In the Enterprise

The New Stack

We do this by ensuring vendors are successful — even as they may compete with each other — by providing a neutral territory for collaboration and technical leadership. It’s been an exercise in using both my technical and business history to help bring all of these organizations and people together. My background allows me to have conversations with technical leaders and developers across verticals, particularly focusing on having empathy for their daily struggles.

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.

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 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. In our work, we deal with both technical and people systems: we support individual engineers’ growth; help teams become successful; and make the organization more productive, functional, and innovative. Asking questions helps us adjust our leadership style to the people we are leading.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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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. Announcer: Welcome to the Programming Leadership podcast where we help great coders become skilled leaders and build happy high performing software teams. But you then used your technical leadership skills to wrangle some folks together and things are now moving.

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.