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How to Navigate Your Manager Role at a New Company

1 July

Saikrishna Desaraju, Engineering Manager at Marks & Spencer, draws from his personal experience to advise new managers on thriving in their roles.

Managing Up
Managing Expectations
Leadership
Collaboration
New Manager Of Manager
Changing Company
Engineering
Saikrishna Desaraju

Saikrishna Desaraju

Engineering Manager at Marks and Spencer

Team Development Framework for new managers

26 June

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.

Building A Team
Team Processes
New Manager
Engineering
Product
Viswa Mani Kiran Peddinti

Viswa Mani Kiran Peddinti

Sr Engineering Manager at Instacart

Bootstrapping a Startup While Working Full-Time

23 June

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.

Innovation / Experiment
Motivation
Strategy
Engineering
Product
Lucjan Suski

Lucjan Suski

Co-founder, formerly CTO and CEO at Surfer

Effective Hiring Practices: Asking the Right Questions

23 June

Josef Starychfojtu, VP of Engineering at Mews, delves into his interviewing tactics for recruiting the best-suited candidates.

Building A Team
Hiring
Engineering
Josef Starychfojtu

Josef Starychfojtu

VP of Engineering, Platform at Mews

How Product Management Chose Me

23 June

My accidental journey into product management

Product
Personal Growth
New PM
Career Path
Product
Michael Castro

Michael Castro

Sr. Manager, Product Management at Capital One

How to Help Employees Find Their Strengths and Passions

22 June

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.

Different Skillsets
Personal Growth
Leadership
Motivation
Career Path
Performance
Engineering
Łukasz Biedrycki

Łukasz Biedrycki

VP of Engineering at BlockFi

How Product Marketing Can (and Should) Help Product Development

20 June

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.

Goal Setting
Product Team
Product
Different Skillsets
Cross-Functional Collaboration
Product
Pavel Safarik

Pavel Safarik

Head of Product at ROI Hunter

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Managing Through a Team Reorganization

15 June

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.

Alignment
Changing A Company
Strategy
Changing Company
Engineering
Mugdha Myers

Mugdha Myers

Engineering Manager at Google

Dealing with Uncertainties and Adapting as You Go

14 June

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.

Goal Setting
Internal Communication
Collaboration
Roadmap
Stakeholders
Prioritization
Engineering
Muhammad Hamada

Muhammad Hamada

Engineering Manager at HelloFresh

Having Work-Life Balance: More Than Just A Suggestion

14 June

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.

Personal Growth
Health / Stress / Burn-Out
Product
Genevieve Craig

Genevieve Craig

Sr Product Designer at Design on Tap

Deciding if Management Is Right for You

13 June

Deekshita Amaravadi, Engineering Manager at Justworks, talks about the intricacies of making the decision to switch from an IC role to a management one.

Career Path
Leadership
New Manager
Personal Growth
Engineering
Deekshita Amaravadi

Deekshita Amaravadi

Engineering Manager at Justworks

Promoting Interdepartmental Teamwork for More Efficient Problem-Solving

13 June

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.

Internal Communication
Collaboration
Roadmap
Team Processes
Cross-Functional Collaboration
Engineering
Roland Fiala

Roland Fiala

Senior Vice President of Engineering at Productsup

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