Plato resources from the best leaders
The articles, podcasts, videos and stories from the engineering and product leaders part of the Plato community
Saikrishna Desaraju, Engineering Manager at Marks & Spencer, draws from his personal experience to advise new managers on thriving in their roles.
Engineering Manager at Marks and Spencer
Individual Contributors are familiar with a technical development framework that helps them with building products. Managers, especially new managers can leverage a parallel framework to help them build their teams while drawing analogies from an already familiar framework.
Viswa Mani Kiran Peddinti
Sr Engineering Manager at Instacart
Lucjan Suski, CEO & Co-founder of Surfer, relates how he started a company as a side project and shares his insights on bootstrapping tech startups.
Co-founder, formerly CTO and CEO at Surfer
Josef Starychfojtu, VP of Engineering at Mews, delves into his interviewing tactics for recruiting the best-suited candidates.
VP of Engineering, Platform at Mews
My accidental journey into product management
Sr. Manager, Product Management at Capital One
Łukasz Biedrycki, VP of Engineering at BlockFi, talks about the importance of building on your strengths and finding your passions to maximize your impact. He dives into the tactics that managers can use to support their teammates in this pursuit.
VP of Engineering at BlockFi
Pavel Safarik, Head of Product at ROI Hunter, discusses the frequently overlooked role of product marketing in getting high user adoption rates for your product.
Head of Product at ROI Hunter
Scale your coaching effort for your engineering and product teams
Develop yourself to become a stronger engineering / product leader
Mugdha Myers, former Engineering Manager at Google, discusses the challenges of leading a team through the ambiguity and anxiety caused by a large-scale team restructuring.
Engineering Manager at Google
Muhammad Hamada, Engineering Manager at HelloFresh, addresses the uncertainties brought on by the pandemic, how these have affected our work environments, and how we can adapt.
Engineering Manager at HelloFresh
Genevieve Craig, a Senior Product Designer at Design on Tap, expounds on the value of work-life balance, its impact on quality connections, and its potential effects on the future.
Sr Product Designer at Design on Tap
Deekshita Amaravadi, Engineering Manager at Justworks, talks about the intricacies of making the decision to switch from an IC role to a management one.
Engineering Manager at Justworks
Roland Fiala, Senior Vice President of Engineering at Productsup, raises an interesting issue about autonomy in teams: does it hinder collaboration opportunities that lead to better problem-solving? He shares his system for promoting teamwork in engineering departments.
Senior Vice President of Engineering at Productsup
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