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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Marc LeBrun, VP Engineering at Flow Kana, shows the value in establishing a collaborative relationship with a withdrawn but highly-capable employee.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

How To Deal With Conflict At the Workplace
13 May

Stefan Gruber, VP of Engineering at Bitmovin, shares how he successfully mediated the conflict between two of his employees.

Conflict solving
Internal Communication
EM
Stefan Gruber

Stefan Gruber

VP of Engineering at Bitmovin

Transitioning to One-Week Sprints
13 May

Stefan Gruber, VP of Engineering at Bitmovin, shares his experience of transitioning from two-week to one-week sprints.

Agile / Scrum
EM
Stefan Gruber

Stefan Gruber

VP of Engineering at Bitmovin

Scaling the Company in Multiple Markets
13 May

Gourav Chindlur, CEO at Tercept, shares his experience of scaling his company in multiple markets and ensuring the right information flow between the headquarters and multiple geographies.

Product
Remote
Cultural differences
PM
Gourav Chindlur

Gourav Chindlur

CEO at Tercept

Adopting DevOps: How To Make It Happen
13 May

Peter Maddison, Founder at Xodiac, discusses how adopting DevOps accelerates the delivery of business value and lays down some concrete measures on how to achieve the improvements.

Dev Processes
EM
Peter Maddison

Peter Maddison

Founder at Xodiac

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