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The articles, podcasts, videos and stories from the engineering and product leaders part of the Plato community

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Videos (95)

Articles (65)

Podcasts (23)

Delegate successfully as a first time manager of Product Managers

24 November

Andrew Tsui, a Product Leader, works to build great teams that are independent, demonstrate mastery of their domain, and fully commit to their purpose.

Scaling Team
Building A Team
Delegate
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Psychological Safety
Cross-Functional Collaboration
New Manager
Product
Andrew Tsui

Andrew Tsui

Director of Product at Startup

Inviting Juniors to Learn New Skills

23 November

William Bajzek, Director of Engineering at Sapphire Digital, is always keeping his eyes open for ways that he can give his team a chance to learn something new.

Different Skillsets
Juniors
Engineering
William Bajzek

William Bajzek

Director of Engineering at Sapphire Digital

Specialization vs. Wearing Many Hats

23 November

William Bajzek, Director of Engineering at Sapphire Digital, compares and contrasts a team structure that utilized siloed skill sets and one where everybody’s duties overlap at the edges.

Internal Communication
Collaboration
Engineering
William Bajzek

William Bajzek

Director of Engineering at Sapphire Digital

Firing Somebody for the First Time

23 November

William Bajzek, Director of Engineering at Sapphire Digital, remembers the first time that he needed to make the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of the well-being of his team.

Leadership
Firing
Team Reaction
Engineering
William Bajzek

William Bajzek

Director of Engineering at Sapphire Digital

Working From the Ground Up

23 November

Adam Hawkins, Site Reliability Engineer at Skillshare, uprooted an entire product and built it back up again with the help of his team.

Deadlines
Toxic Atmospheres
Engineering
Adam Hawkins

Adam Hawkins

Site Reliability Engineer at Skillshare

Building a New Team in a Foreign Country

23 November

Adam Hawkins, Site Reliability Engineer at Skillshare, went all the way across the world to build a brand new team who worked very differently than he was used to.

Team Processes
Engineering
Adam Hawkins

Adam Hawkins

Site Reliability Engineer at Skillshare

Why Overloading Product Teams Never Work

23 November

Adi Purwanto Sujarwadi, VP of Product at Evermos, shares how he identified the symptoms of his overworked product team and worked towards defining conflicting priorities.

Managing Expectations
Product Team
Deadlines
Stakeholders
Product
Adi Purwanto Sujarwadi

Adi Purwanto Sujarwadi

VP of Product at Evermos

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How to Pivot a Product Idea at the Right Time

23 November

Adi Purwanto Sujarwadi, VP of Product at Evermos, shares how he diligently managed a product in one of the biggest eCommerce companies by being an individual contributor.

Innovation / Experiment
Product Team
Product
Embracing Failures
Product
Adi Purwanto Sujarwadi

Adi Purwanto Sujarwadi

VP of Product at Evermos

Transitioning From Tech to Product Management

23 November

Nicholas Cheever, Divisional Vice President, Global Supply Chain Technology at Trimble Transportation, talks from his experience on how to excel in a PM role when transitioning from tech roles.

Ownership
New PM
Engineering
Product
Nicholas Cheever

Nicholas Cheever

Divisional Vice President, Global Supply Chain Technology at Trimble Transportation

What It Takes to Understand Other’s Perspective

23 November

Nicholas Cheever, Divisional Vice President, Global Supply Chain Technology at Trimble Transportation, shares how to really understand someone else’s point of view.

Team Processes
Engineering
Product
Nicholas Cheever

Nicholas Cheever

Divisional Vice President, Global Supply Chain Technology at Trimble Transportation

How to Handle Team Collaboration After a Merger?

23 November

Nicholas Cheever, Divisional Vice President, Global Supply Chain Technology at Trimble Transportation, shares how he helped the acquired company’s team members understand the business mission and give them focus.

Acquisition / Integration
Team Processes
Engineering
Product
Nicholas Cheever

Nicholas Cheever

Divisional Vice President, Global Supply Chain Technology at Trimble Transportation

Overcoming Constraints Through Creative Thinking

23 November

Neelima Annam, Sr Director Information Technology at Outmatch, recalls a time when she had to use non-conventional methods to train her team.

Different Skillsets
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Product
Neelima Annam

Neelima Annam

Sr. Director Information Technology at Outmatch HCM

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