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Pivot to Transform Failures into Opportunities
30 May

Marc LeBrun, VP of Engineering at Flow Kana and a co-creator of the Apple Mac, recalls how one of his early prototypes failed to meet the original intent but how that failure turned into an unanticipated opportunity.

Productivity
Impact
Product
EM
Marc LeBrun

Marc LeBrun

VP Engineering at Flow Kana

Managing Different Personality Types: No “Golden Rule”!
30 May

Marc LeBrun, VP of Engineering at Flow Kana and a co-creator of the Apple Mac, delves into the importance of understanding different personality types in the workplace and explains why the traditional Golden Rule -- treat others as you want to be treated -- doesn’t always apply.

Leadership
Internal Communication
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Team reaction
EM
Marc LeBrun

Marc LeBrun

VP Engineering at Flow Kana

Getting Promoted: How Can KPIs Help
30 May

Krzysztof Zmudzinski, Director of Engineering at Egnyte, discusses how he used KPIs to evaluate the performance of one of his senior engineers and how that led to his promotion to a principal engineer role.

Handling Promotion
Salary / Work Conditions
EM
Krzysztof Zmudzinski

Krzysztof Zmudzinski

Director of Engineering at Egnyte, Inc.

Developing High Performing Teams: How To Transform a Software Developer Into a Product Engineer
30 May

Alessandro Pintaudi, Product Management Director at Payfit, comes up with an exciting proposal of transforming software developers into product engineers by establishing cross-functional context analysis and shared objectives.

Cross-functional collaboration
Product Team
Collaboration
PM
Alessandro Pintaudi

Alessandro Pintaudi

Product Management Director at PayFit

Leveraging Diverse Peer Groups for Tighter Feedback
24 May

With both the need for a more supportive team setting and shorter feedback cycles, Marc LeBrun, VP Engineering at Flow Kana, addresses two problems with a single solution.

Team reaction
Cross-functional collaboration
Collaboration
EM
Marc LeBrun

Marc LeBrun

VP Engineering at Flow Kana

Leveraging the Team to Salvage a Frustrated High-Performer
24 May

Marc LeBrun, VP Engineering at Flow Kana, shows the value in establishing a collaborative relationship with a withdrawn but highly-capable employee. We can then use that bridge to draw the person back into the team and elevate everyone’s performance.

High Performers
Internal Communication
One-on-one
EM
Marc LeBrun

Marc LeBrun

VP Engineering at Flow Kana

Going Low-Tech to Uplevel Agile Practices
24 May

Marc LeBrun, VP Engineering at Flow Kana, describes how he empowered teams to make decisions and uplevel their process by adopting a low-tech approach to agile practices.

Team reaction
Leadership
Impact
Agile / Scrum
EM
Marc LeBrun

Marc LeBrun

VP Engineering at Flow Kana

Remote Work in Times of the Coronavirus Pandemic
21 May

Steve Hoeg, Director of Engineering at Faire, provides a detailed list of instructions that will make your remote work in times of coronavirus pandemics more efficient and productive.

Remote
EM
Steve Hoeg

Steve Hoeg

Director of Engineering at Faire

Aligning an Ineffective Team to Realize Product Potential
21 May

Kowsheek Mahmood, Principal and CTO at ArchetypeTech, explains how he adapted an ineffective team by determining and implementing team-evaluation processes to better align the team on product delivery.

Team reaction
Managing Expectations
Underperformance
Firing
Internal Communication
Productivity
Reorganization
EM
Kowsheek Mahmood

Kowsheek Mahmood

Principal & CTO at ArchetypeTech

Resolving Remote Communication Issues
19 May

Viacheslav Bessonov, Chief Technology Officer at Algalon Capital, outlines how he improved communication internally - with his fully distributed team, while also improving communication with the customer - located across various time zones.

Remote
Internal Communication
Users Feedback
PM
EM
Viacheslav Bessonov

Viacheslav Bessonov

Chief Technology Officer at Algalon Capital

Infrastructure: On-Site, Colocation, or the Cloud
19 May

Viacheslav Bessonov, Chief Technology Officer at Algalon Capital, describes the advantages and disadvantages of three different infrastructures and how he made the final decision on which one was best for his company.

Data team
PM
EM
Viacheslav Bessonov

Viacheslav Bessonov

Chief Technology Officer at Algalon Capital

How To Identify the Right Product To Build
19 May

Alessandro Pintaudi, Product Management Director at Payfit, talks about how teams need to focus more time on building the right things and how to keep doing it with scale.

OKR
Managing Expectations
Product Team
Product
Dev Processes
Internal Communication
Roadmap
PM
Alessandro Pintaudi

Alessandro Pintaudi

Product Management Director at PayFit

Leveling Up Without Direct Support From Your Manager
17 May

Summary CTO at Culture Purveyor Labs, Kisha M Richardson, who for the most part is self-taught, defines the parameters in which she was able to boost her career. Neither a lack of information nor the fact that she was pigeonholed by her first manager kept Kisha from realizing her professional reach.

Personal growth
Ownership
EM
Kisha Richardson

Kisha Richardson

CTO at Culture Purveyor Labs

Building Customer Driven Backlog Across Several Component Teams
16 May

Maria Petrova, Principal Product Manager at Zalando describes how she built an organizational design from product and stack in a way that tech and product effectively function in a collaborative environment.

Product
Users Feedback
Reorganization
PM
Maria Petrova

Maria Petrova

Principal Product Manager at Zalando

How to Bring Business Context to the Development Team
15 May

Maria Petrova, Principal Product Manager at Zalando details how she strategically mapped out features using a KPI tree to drive measurement, ultimately helping the development team understand their role.

Conflict solving
Collaboration
PM
Maria Petrova

Maria Petrova

Principal Product Manager at Zalando

Organizing Stakeholder Requests
15 May

Maria Petrova, Principal Product Manager at Zalando recounts a problem that she has encountered with several different teams regarding request management and stakeholder management.

Users Feedback
Leadership
Reorganization
PM
Maria Petrova

Maria Petrova

Principal Product Manager at Zalando

The Power of Introspection in Career Growth
15 May

Tarani Vishwanatha, Senior Engineering Manager at Scribd, shared a story where he dealt with the conflict of an upset engineer that did not get a promotion he believed he was entitled to. He explains the distinction between being the most technical and being well rounded. Vishwanatha talks about the importance of being self-aware as it's essential to career growth.

Team reaction
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
One-on-one
Conflict solving
EM
Tarani Vishwanatha

Tarani Vishwanatha

Senior Engineering Manager at Scribd

Building an Effective Partnership Between Product & Engineering
15 May

Paulo André, VP of Engineering at TourRadar, emphasizes all the benefits of enhancing partnership between Product and Engineering and explains how to achieve it.

Cross-functional collaboration
Internal Communication
Collaboration
EM
Paulo André

Paulo André

VP Engineering at TourRadar

Implementing a Scalable Hiring Process
15 May

Paulo André, VP of Engineering at TourRadar, discusses different aspects of a scalable hiring process.

Hiring
Scaling Team
EM
Paulo André

Paulo André

VP Engineering at TourRadar

The Importance of Task Delegation
13 May

Stefan Gruber, VP of Engineering at Bitmovin, emphasizes the importance of task delegation as a key time management skill.

Delegate
EM
Stefan Gruber

Stefan Gruber

VP of Engineering at Bitmovin

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