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A Day in the Life of a Product Lead in FinTech – A Series

31 January

Discover the daily struggles, challenges, and moments of delight encountered when delivering banking products around the world. I will share my story candidly and honestly, without filter as much as I am allowed, and offer insights into my approach while providing retrospectives of the results.

Strategy
Embracing Failures
Cultural Differences
Career Path
Product
Loussaief Fayssal

Loussaief Fayssal

Director of CX at FLF PRODUCT DESIGN

Ten quotes from Adam Grant relevant while dealing with layoff

27 January

Layoffs are tough. Dealing with situation we go through different emotions. First is disbelief, followed by anger, leading to frustration and finally accepting the news. Following quotes seemed relevant to review and again a perspective as we pass through hard times

Career Path
Engineering
Praveen Cheruvu

Praveen Cheruvu

Senior Software Engineering Manager at Anaplan

I was passed for Promotion. What now ?

26 January

Passing for promotion happens to everyone in their career lifespan. If someone does not had to go through the situation, consider them they are unique and blessed. Managing disappointment and handling situations in professional setting when things don’t pan out, is an important life skill.

Changing A Company
Handling Promotion
Feelings Aside
Feedback
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Fairness
Career Path
Engineering
Praveen Cheruvu

Praveen Cheruvu

Senior Software Engineering Manager at Anaplan

People Oriented vs Task Oriented

20 January

As a Lead or Manager, one could naturally incline more towards being either people oriented or task oriented. Which is better? Do you know which side you lean more towards?

Leadership
Engineering
Kamal Raj Guptha R

Kamal Raj Guptha R

Engineering Manager at Jeavio

15 Tips to improve profile discovery on LI

20 January

Recently, I have read the book ‘Linked’ from Omar Garriott and Jeremy Schifeling on audible. The audio book is 7 hours long. If you dont’ have time or need a brief summary, read on

Hiring
Changing Company
Career Path
Engineering
Praveen Cheruvu

Praveen Cheruvu

Senior Software Engineering Manager at Anaplan

The art of Happiness

20 January

Happiness is a choice. Our upbringing and the surroundings have made it conditional. The first step is to get over the hump is self-awareness. Self-awareness is a journey by itself. The ability to identify what we can control, and we can’t is important.

Personal Growth
Career Path
Health / Stress / Burn-Out
Engineering
Praveen Cheruvu

Praveen Cheruvu

Senior Software Engineering Manager at Anaplan

A 3 tier approach to more effective recruiting

19 January

Recruiting and retaining good staff is amongst the top challenges for every business. There is a world where it's not always expensive, doesn't take an age, reduces lead times and actively contributes to the in-situ teams growth.

Changing A Company
Hiring
Juniors
Engineering
Product
Alex Shaw

Alex Shaw

Chief Technology and Product Officer at Hive Learning

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Managing remote first organization

4 January

I was hired at HUMAN in 2021 to manage a team that went from hybrid to completely remote working environment because of COVID.

Building A Team
Company Culture
Engineering
Ahsan Habib

Ahsan Habib

VP Software Engineering at human

V2 infrastructure project

21 December

Consideration for starting a multi year software infrastructure ( V2 ) project that involves hundreds of globally distributed engineers.

Acquisition / Integration
Architecture
Cloud
Engineering
Ahsan Habib

Ahsan Habib

VP Software Engineering at human

Myth Busting

10 December

Supporting principles on why being data led (not driven) helps with the story telling.

Alignment
Managing Expectations
Building A Team
Leadership
Collaboration
Productivity
Feedback
Psychological Safety
Stakeholders
Engineering
Vikash Chhaganlal

Vikash Chhaganlal

Head of Engineering at Xero

Starting a Ph.D. level career in AI/ML

7 December

What advice would you have for someone in Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning / Data Science to have a successful career in industry, if they are just getting started post-Ph.D.? Since I’ve been a manager at tech companies for 15 years, I’ve been asked similar questions a lot.

Career Path
Engineering
Michael McNally

Michael McNally

Chief Technology Officeer at GraphStax

Facebook vs. Google: 10 Contrasts for Engineering Careers

7 December

This is a brief comparison and contrast of Google and Facebook, as a place for one’s software engineering career. Both can be amazingly good places for engineering careers. But both places can be misfits for otherwise excellent engineers. This is a short differential guide. [Originally on LinkedIn]

Company Culture
Engineering
Michael McNally

Michael McNally

Chief Technology Officeer at GraphStax