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How to Improve Your Hiring Process
27 September

Himanshu Gahlot, Director of Engineering at Lambda School, explains how he improved the hiring process at his new company by applying the knowledge he acquired working on different teams with different hiring processes in place.

Hiring
EM
Himanshu Gahlot

Himanshu Gahlot

Director of Engineering at Lambda School

How to Transition From a Large Company to a Startup With Ease
27 September

Himanshu Gahlot, Director of Engineering at Lambda School, recalls his own journey transitioning from a large corporate to a small startup and how he managed to adjust with ease most of the tools and processes to the needs of his smaller and more agile company.

Changing company
Team processes
EM
Himanshu Gahlot

Himanshu Gahlot

Director of Engineering at Lambda School

How to Help Your Reports Grow and Pursue Their Goals
27 September

Himanshu Gahlot, Director of Engineering at Lambda School, shares how he used his own learnings to support his direct reports and help them grow in their careers.

Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Career Path
EM
Himanshu Gahlot

Himanshu Gahlot

Director of Engineering at Lambda School

Driving Clarity of Charter in a Large Organization
27 September

Jeffrey Wescott, Director of Engineering at Splunk, describes how he introduced clarity on ownership between four disparate teams by drafting a charter that precisely demarcated who owned what.

Ownership
Reorganization
Team reaction
New Manager of Manager
Managing Up
EM
Jeffrey Wescott

Jeffrey Wescott

Director of Engineering at Splunk

What Will Make You a Great Engineering Leader
27 September

Pete Murray, Principal Software Engineer at Electronic Arts, discusses what makes one a great engineering leader and singles out creating opportunities and motivating engineers as two key characteristics.

Leadership
Personal growth
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
EM
Pete Murray

Pete Murray

Principal Software Engineer at Electronic Arts

How to Introduce a New Technology to Your Organization
27 September

Pete Murray, Principal Software Engineer at Electronic Arts, recalls his efforts to introduce a cutting edge technology of that time and how that was intrinsically connected with his personal growth as an engineer.

Dev Processes
Impact
Internal Communication
Convincing
EM
Pete Murray

Pete Murray

Principal Software Engineer at Electronic Arts

Getting From What to Why
27 September

Pete Murray, Principal Software Engineer at Electronic Arts, explains how he successfully solved a long-troubling problem by applying a root cause analysis.

Dev Processes
Productivity
Impact
EM
Pete Murray

Pete Murray

Principal Software Engineer at Electronic Arts

Changing of a Guard
24 September

Adam Bauman, Engineering Manager at Quizlet, shares how he had to find his way through when the company he was working at transitioned from one stage to another leaving many people redundant.

Managing Up
Managing Expectations
Legitimacy
Leadership
Reorganization
EM
Adam Bauman

Adam Bauman

Engineering Manager at Quizlet

Who To Promote? A Manager’s Dilemma
21 September

Adam Bauman, Engineering Manager at Quizlet, explains how deciding between seniority and leadership potential made him regret his decision.

Handling Promotion
EM
Adam Bauman

Adam Bauman

Engineering Manager at Quizlet

Managing Managers: The Three Don’ts
21 September

Adam Bauman, Engineering Manager at Quizlet, shares his Three Don'ts for successful managing managers.

New Manager of Manager
EM
Adam Bauman

Adam Bauman

Engineering Manager at Quizlet

How to Deal With Employee Conflict
21 September

Adam Bauman, Engineering Manager at Quizlet, recalls how he helped resolve a workplace conflict by centering his conflict resolution efforts on three key questions.

Conflict solving
EM
Adam Bauman

Adam Bauman

Engineering Manager at Quizlet

Setting Guardrails and Containing an Increase in Cloud Costs
21 September

Michael Mac-Vicar, CTO at Wildlife Studios, dissects how to set guardrails that would contain the exponential increase in cloud costs.

Dev Processes
Productivity
EM
Michael Mac-Vicar

Michael Mac-Vicar

CTO at Wildlife Studios

How the Tension Between Technology and Business Units Can Enhance Cooperation
21 September

Michael Mac-Vicar, CTO at Wildlife Studios, explains how the tension between Technology and a business unit creates an equilibrium of competence that helps solve the problems most efficiently.

Collaboration
Ownership
EM
Michael Mac-Vicar

Michael Mac-Vicar

CTO at Wildlife Studios

Launching a Product in a Large Organization
14 September

Shikhar Bajaj, Senior Product Manager at VMware, highlights the key differences between a product launch in a large organization and a small one.

Product
Cross-functional collaboration
PM
Shikhar Bajaj

Shikhar Bajaj

Sr. Product Manager at VMware

Successful Launching of a Brand New Product
14 September

Shikhar Bajaj, Senior Product Manager at VMware, describes how he successfully launched a new product using the competitive advantages his company had over its competition.

Product
PM
Shikhar Bajaj

Shikhar Bajaj

Sr. Product Manager at VMware

Successful Engagement With Your Product Management Peer
14 September

Shikhar Bajaj, Senior Product Manager at VMware, explains why trust is the key ingredient of every successful partnership between Engineering and Product.

Cross-functional collaboration
PM
Shikhar Bajaj

Shikhar Bajaj

Sr. Product Manager at VMware

Developing a Product Mentality in Engineering-Centric Organizations
14 September

Shikhar Bajaj, Senior Product Manager at VMware, discusses how he developed a product mentality in his engineering-centric organization by introducing a formal stage-gate process that included the business review.

Team processes
Product
PM
Shikhar Bajaj

Shikhar Bajaj

Sr. Product Manager at VMware

Balancing Tech Debt and Feature Development
14 September

Mason Mclead, CTO at Software.com, delves into how to take care of tech debt while pushing out new features and products.

Managing Expectations
Dev Processes
EM
Mason Mclead

Mason Mclead

CTO at Software.com

Changing Responsibilities In an Organization Undergoing Change
14 September

Mason Mclead, CTO at Software.com, explains how a primary job of an engineering leader changes as a company grows and how he felt that merely managing people is not the role that fits his aspirations.

Career Path
EM
Mason Mclead

Mason Mclead

CTO at Software.com

Hiring En Masse
31 August

Mason Mclead, CTO at Software.com, highlights all the advantages of hiring at once a group of people who have already worked together.

Hiring
EM
Mason Mclead

Mason Mclead

CTO at Software.com

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