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Alex Bochannek

Alex Bochannek

Engineering Manager, Site Reliability Engineering at Google

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Seniority

21 Years

Hierarchy

Executive

Management Experience

Company Culture
High Performers
Legitimacy
Scaling Team

I’m Alex Bochannek, Director of Engineering at Sharethrough in San Francisco. I have been working in Silicon Valley for 25 years including at Cisco, Juniper, DreamWorks, and some small start-ups. For a few years I worked at the Computer History Museum as a curator and historian before returning to engineering management.

Sorry, I am not currently available for mentoring sessions.

Stories

Knowing What to Expect When Transitioning from IC to Management
19 December

Alex Bochannek shares three areas of work one can expect to come across when moving into a management position beyond the technical areas familiar to an IC.

Career Path
Personal growth
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Alex Bochannek

Alex Bochannek

Engineering Manager, Site Reliability Engineering at Google

How to encourage people to make the most of retrospectives
6 December

Alex talks about an engineer who questioned the purpose of sprint retrospective meetings.

Company Culture
Convincing
Team processes
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EM
Alex Bochannek

Alex Bochannek

Engineering Manager, Site Reliability Engineering at Google

Be agile in your processes
6 December

Alex discusses how to structure sprints so they work for your company and teams.

Company Culture
Deadlines
Roadmap
Dev Processes
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EM
Alex Bochannek

Alex Bochannek

Engineering Manager, Site Reliability Engineering at Google

Every employee has different drivers
6 December

Alex sees that one of his engineers lacks enthusiasm for new projects she should be excited about. He tries to understand her drivers in order to retain her.

Career Path
Hiring
Motivation
One-on-one
Salary / Work Conditions
High Performers
Managing Expectations
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EM
Alex Bochannek

Alex Bochannek

Engineering Manager, Site Reliability Engineering at Google

Make sure each one of your employees feels recognized
6 December

When one of his good employees started to become bitter and cynical, Alex noticed that he was overshadowed by other employees and didn’t feel his work was being recognized.

Company Culture
Internal Communication
Legitimacy
Motivation
High Performers
Toxic employee
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EM
Alex Bochannek

Alex Bochannek

Engineering Manager, Site Reliability Engineering at Google

The manager’s paradox of filtering information versus transparency
20 March

Alex shares his thoughts on what he thinks makes a good manager, knowing when to filter information or when to amplify a message.

Internal Communication
New Manager
Reorganization
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EM
Alex Bochannek

Alex Bochannek

Engineering Manager, Site Reliability Engineering at Google

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