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When Legacy Codebase Stalls Innovation

19 September

Arpan Dalal, Sr. Director Engineering at RepairPal, shares how sticking to a functional, legacy codebase can stall innovation by deterring people from trying new things.

Innovation / Experiment
Dev Processes
Motivation
EM
Arpan Dalal

Arpan Dalal

Sr. Director Engineering at RepairPal

Making Delivery Faster

19 September

Arpan Dalal, Sr. Director Engineering at RepairPal, explains how to make the delivery faster by improving critical processes.

Dev Processes
Team Processes
EM
Arpan Dalal

Arpan Dalal

Sr. Director Engineering at RepairPal

Building an Organization From the Ground Up

19 September

Arpan Dalal, Sr. Director Engineering at RepairPal, speaks of his effort to build an organization from the ground up in a brand new domain of the mom-and-pop gardening space.

Building A Team
Impact
Product
EM
Arpan Dalal

Arpan Dalal

Sr. Director Engineering at RepairPal

Alleviating the Infamous QA Bottleneck

19 September

Michael Scotto, Director of Quality Assurance at Niche, describes how his team managed to alleviate the infamous “QA bottleneck” and drive a discussion about quality beyond the boundaries of the QA team.

QA Team
EM
Michael Scotto

Michael Scotto

Director of Quality Assurance at Niche.com

Establishing a New Function

19 September

Michael Scotto, Director of Quality Assurance at Niche, shares how he established a new functional role by formally separating automated and manual testing, and the benefit provided by giving his team the space to specialize as the company scaled.

Team Processes
QA Team
EM
Michael Scotto

Michael Scotto

Director of Quality Assurance at Niche.com

Helping Your Reports Become Managers

19 September

Michael Scotto, Director of Quality Assurance at Niche, tells how he helped one of his reports become a manager, preparing them meticulously for the role over a period of six months.

Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Career Path
EM
Michael Scotto

Michael Scotto

Director of Quality Assurance at Niche.com

Relationship-Based Development

19 September

Rohit Karanam, Director, Product Management at Teradata, uncovers why building relationships is key to his leadership style that focuses on helping his reports grow in their careers.

Leadership
Impact
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
PM
Rohit Karanam

Rohit Karanam

Director, Product Management at Teradata

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Product Transformation: Why Prioritization Is Critical

19 September

Rohit Karanam, Director, Product Management at Teradata, shares his thoughts on product transformation, emphasizing why prioritization becomes critical and something a PM needs to do on a day-to-day basis.

Product
Prioritization
PM
Rohit Karanam

Rohit Karanam

Director, Product Management at Teradata

Balancing Good Enough and Perfect

19 September

Rohit Karanam, Director, Product Management at Teradata, discusses how to strike a balance between good enough and perfect when getting a product out the door fast becomes a priority.

Product
Managing Expectations
Prioritization
PM
Rohit Karanam

Rohit Karanam

Director, Product Management at Teradata

Bridging the Gap Between Engineering and Product Teams

15 September

Gaurav Sharma, Engineering Manager at GlobalLogic, shares how he enabled cross-team collaboration and delivered valuable end-to-end functionality.

Collaboration
Alignment
EM
Gaurav Sharma

Gaurav Sharma

Engineering Manager at GlobalLogic

Scaling Agile in Large Organizations

15 September

Gaurav Sharma, Engineering Manager at GlobalLogic, shares his valuable insights on how independent teams are the backbone of agile at scale.

Agile / Scrum
EM
Gaurav Sharma

Gaurav Sharma

Engineering Manager at GlobalLogic

Managing People More Experienced Than You

15 September

Gaurav Sharma, Engineering Manager at GlobalLogic, shares how he identified the personality profile of each person before working with them.

Different Skillsets
Internal Communication
Goal Setting
Juniors
EM
Gaurav Sharma

Gaurav Sharma

Engineering Manager at GlobalLogic

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