John Doran

John Doran

Director of Engineering at Phorest Salon Software

 LinkedIn profile

Seniority

5 Years

Hierarchy

Executive

Management Experience

Scaling Team
Underperformance
Feedback
Hiring

Hi everyone! My name is John Doran and I am currently Director of Engineering at Phorest Salon Software, where I lead a group of 30 people. I'm responsible for product engineering, scaling a high growth platform and system reliability. I'm passionate about operating a world-class product that impacts it's users day to day for the better. Looking forward to meeting you!

Sorry, I am not currently available for mentoring sessions.

Stories

The Approach of Not Stopping for a Massive Rewrite
21 June

John Doran shares how his company has been able to innovate and deliver new functionality by shipping in small iterations in order to learn and reduce friction of a change for the end users.

Product
Dev Processes
EM
John Doran

John Doran

Director of Engineering at Phorest Salon Software

The Value of Code Reviews in an Engineering Team
8 May

John Doran, director of engineering at Phorest Salon Software, believes one of the most valuable processes for creating quality software is by practicing code review. Further backing code review as a means for building a set of core values along with a shared vision to deliver a better product, he shares techniques, benefits and some common pitfalls in its adoption.

Agile / Scrum
Collaboration
Feedback
Productivity
EM
John Doran

John Doran

Director of Engineering at Phorest Salon Software

Identifying the Many Faces of Tech Debt
8 May

John Doran, director of engineering at Phorest Salon Software, discusses why tech debt can be damaging and how to best identify those problems before they become detrimental.

Productivity
Dev Processes
Health / Stress / Burn-Out
EM
John Doran

John Doran

Director of Engineering at Phorest Salon Software

Resolving Our Platform Stability Issues
24 April

John Doran shares how his company implemented an outrage report process that provided necessary information - about actions and solutions - needed to improve the stability of their system as their customer base grew.

Internal Communication
Scaling Team
Team processes
EM
John Doran

John Doran

Director of Engineering at Phorest Salon Software

Good Developer / Bad Developer
24 April

John Doran showcases what he looks for while hiring and coaching developers by listing both positive and negative traits and behaviours of engineers.

Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Hiring
EM
John Doran

John Doran

Director of Engineering at Phorest Salon Software

Fixing a Broken Development Process
8 May

John Doran outlines the work that his company needed to undertake to adjust and scale for a growing business.

Collaboration
Productivity
Team processes
Dev Processes
EM
John Doran

John Doran

Director of Engineering at Phorest Salon Software

Our Journey to Becoming Data-Driven
24 April

John Doran details the process of how his company shifted to using data to make correct and better decisions.

Data team
Productivity
EM
John Doran

John Doran

Director of Engineering at Phorest Salon Software

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