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Matthew Tippett

Matthew Tippett

Engineering Manager at Facebook

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Unfortunately, I don't have any available slot for the next 4 weeks

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    Hi, I'm Matthew. I've had leadership experience at companies such as Facebook, Amazon, AMD, Palm, Juniper. My roles have included manager, director and chief of staff. I've been in management for over 15 years, having lead teams from 5-40 people both local and across national boundaries. I occasionally blog (https://use-cases.org/) and post on Quora regarding software management topics. I'm also very hands-on having experience or understanding in low level to high level, front end to back end. I personally missed out on having mentors through my early career path. Having learnt the lessons the hard way, joining Plato as a mentor will hopefully help other emerging managers in their decision making to ensure that they don't need to make the same mistakes. My particular management interests lie in engineer efficiency and effectiveness, cognitive load, effective triage, leadership as a discipline, engineer growth and development, and anything that grows leaders. Looking forward to interacting more with all of you. I'm currently a Engineering Manager at Amazon, however my involvement with Plato is as an individual and I am not representing Amazon or it's views. Any stories represent composite individuals reflecting back on my expereince. All my opinions are my own.

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    18 Years

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    Manager of Managers

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    Spikes Within Sprints

    6 December

    Matthew Tippett explains what Spikes are and how to effectively use them within your team.

    Productivity
    Coaching / Training / Mentorship
    Agile / Scrum
    Engineering
    Tech Debt, Sprints, Bugs, and True Velocity

    6 December

    Matthew Tippett provides guidance on allocating time for tech debt during planned Sprint work in order to increase velocity and productivity.

    Productivity
    Prioritization
    Agile / Scrum
    Engineering
    Improving the Value and Accuracy of Estimation

    6 December

    Matthew explains how he managed to deal with one of his direct reports, who was always giving very broad ranges when asked for an estimation.

    Deadlines
    Meetings
    Coaching / Training / Mentorship
    Engineering
    Finding matching engineering personalities

    6 December

    An engineer in Matthew’s team didn’t understand why he was receiving bad reviews, as he worked hard and was used to receiving positive reviews. Matthew studies the engineer’s personality to understand the reason for the negative reviews.

    Company Culture
    Productivity
    Feedback
    Coaching / Training / Mentorship
    Career Path
    Health / Stress / Burn-Out
    Performance
    Engineering
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