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Creating a Company Culture That Balances Helpfulness and Productivity

16 May

Alexis Philippe, Vice President, Product & Engineering at Amilla, describes his one simple rule for creating a culture of helpfulness that doesn't disrupt productivity.

Mission / Vision / Charter
Company Culture
Collaboration
Cross-Functional Collaboration
Product
Engineering Leadership
Product Management
Alexis Philippe

Alexis Philippe

Vice President, Product & Engineering at Amilla

Streamlining Product Processes After a Reorganization

16 May

Snehal Shaha, Lead Technical Program Manager at Momentive (fka SurveyMonkey), details her short-term technical strategy to unify processes among teams following an acquisition.

Acquisition / Integration
Product Team
Product
Building A Team
Leadership
Internal Communication
Collaboration
Reorganization
Strategy
Team Processes
Cross-Functional Collaboration
Product
Engineering Leadership
Product Management
Snehal Shaha

Snehal Shaha

Senior EPM/TPM at Apple Inc.

How Less Viable Solutions Solve Common Architectural Challenges

13 May

Tom Hill, Engineering Manager at Globality, Inc., describes his decision-making practices when making architectural decisions.

Architecture
Different Skillsets
Conflict Solving
Collaboration
Engineering
Engineering Leadership
Technical Leadership
Tom Hill

Tom Hill

Engineering Manager at Torii

Managing Culturally Diverse Remote Teams

11 May

Tom Hill, Engineering Manager at Globality, Inc., shares how he works with a culturally diverse team based within a thirteen-hour time gap.

Scaling Team
Handling Promotion
Remote
Onboarding
Hiring
Cultural Differences
Engineering
Engineering Leadership
Technical Leadership
Tom Hill

Tom Hill

Engineering Manager at Torii

Navigating Disagreements When It Comes to Priorities

9 May

Pavel Safarik, Head of Product at ROI Hunter, shares his insights on how to deal with disagreements about prioritization when building a product.

Innovation / Experiment
Product Team
Product
Dev Processes
Conflict Solving
Internal Communication
Collaboration
Convincing
Strategy
Prioritization
Product
Product Management
Pavel Safarik

Pavel Safarik

Head of Product at ROI Hunter

Growing Through Different Engineering Lead Roles

8 May

Weiyuan Liu describes his experience moving up from an individual contributor, tech lead, and engineering manager.

Leadership
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Career Path
Engineering
Engineering Leadership
Technical Leadership
Weiyuan Liu

Weiyuan Liu

Director of Engineering at Zillearn

Preparing For Your First Presentation: The Art of Public Speaking

8 May

Weiyuan Liu shares his insights on public speaking, such as how to prepare for your first presentation.

Different Skillsets
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Engineering
Engineering Leadership
Technical Leadership
Weiyuan Liu

Weiyuan Liu

Director of Engineering at Zillearn

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A Look Into the Hiring Pipeline: How to Fine Tune the Interviewing Process

9 May

Sourabh Sahay, Engineering Manager at Meta, discusses how talent acquisition can be made more efficient by refining the hiring processes.

Alignment
Different Skillsets
Building A Team
Hiring
Fairness
Engineering
Product
Product Management
Engineering Leadership
Technical Leadership
Sourabh Sahay

Sourabh Sahay

Engineering Manager at Meta (Facebook, Oculus, & Family of Apps)

Here to Make a Recognizable Difference: How to Develop Teams

5 May

Eric Merritt, VP of Engineering at Whitepages.com, divulges on the many complexities of developing teams in management by solving problems according to their needs, and empowering teams.

Leadership
Impact
Sharing The Vision
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Engineering
Engineering Leadership
Technical Leadership
Eric Merritt

Eric Merritt

VP of Engineering at Whitepages.com

Balancing Technical Debt Innovation: How Roadmaps for Development Help Your Company Succeed

4 May

Brad Jayakody outlines the roadmap to maintaining a healthy balance between technical debt and team growth. However, just as balancing acts go it is important to have a strong foundation.

Alignment
Leadership
Impact
Roadmap
Tech Debt
Career Path
Engineering
Engineering Leadership
Technical Leadership
Brad Jayakody

Brad Jayakody

Director of Engineering at Motorway

The Optimization and Organization of Large Scale Demand

4 May

Kamal Qadri, Senior Manager at FICO, drives the importance of setting expectations when optimizing large-scale requirements.

Managing Expectations
Delegate
Team Processes
Prioritization
Engineering
Engineering Leadership
Technical Leadership
Kamal Qadri

Kamal Qadri

Head of Software Quality Assurance at FICO

Leading Your Team in Stressful Situations

27 April

David Kormushoff, Director at Koho, recalls how he galvanized his team to tackle a time-sensitive problem, sharing his tips on how to shift chaos into calm.

Goal Setting
Leadership
Conflict Solving
Deadlines
Collaboration
Motivation
Strategy
Health / Stress / Burn-Out
Engineering
Engineering Leadership
Technical Leadership
David Kormushoff

David Kormushoff

Director at Koho

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