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Getting a Team More Efficient and Excited in a Remote-First Environment
23 January

Velu Alagianambi, Engineering Manager at Atlassian, outlines some of his actions to ensure that his team remains efficient and excited after his organization decided to become remote-first.

Remote
Productivity
Motivation
EM
Velu Alagianambi

Velu Alagianambi

Engineering Manager at Atlassian

How to Deliver Complex Cross-Functional Projects
23 January

Velu Alagianambi, Engineering Manager at Atlassian, discusses how to successfully deliver complex cross-functional projects while ensuring alignment and commitment across the board.

Cross-functional collaboration
EM
Velu Alagianambi

Velu Alagianambi

Engineering Manager at Atlassian

How to Empower Teams to Be More Autonomous
23 January

Velu Alagianambi, Engineering Manager at Atlassian, tells of his efforts to empower a team he inherited to be more autonomous, self-sufficient, and productive.

Team processes
EM
Velu Alagianambi

Velu Alagianambi

Engineering Manager at Atlassian

Learn or Die!
12 January

Marian Kamenistak, VP of Engineering at Mews, outlines key recommendations and resources to make learning an integral part of the engineering role and knowledge sharing across the company a steady practice.

Personal growth
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
EM
Marian Kamenistak

Marian Kamenistak

VP of Engineering at Mews

Horizontally Scaling the Engineering Organization
11 January

Ken Pickering, VP of Engineering at Starburst Data, explains how to structure a product engineering organization to maximize results and address inefficiencies through horizontal scaling.

Scaling Team
Team processes
EM
Ken Pickering

Ken Pickering

VP, Engineering at Starburst Data

Hiring for a Director of Engineering
11 January

Ken Pickering, VP of Engineering at Starburst Data, outlines what skills and qualities he looks for in a candidate applying for a Director of Engineering role.

Leadership
Hiring
EM
Ken Pickering

Ken Pickering

VP, Engineering at Starburst Data

Cultivating the Company Culture in a Hyper-Growth Startup
11 January

Ken Pickering, VP of Engineering at Starburst Data, emphasizes the importance of cultivating the company culture -- particularly its most important aspects -- during a hyper-growth phase.

Company Culture
Hiring
EM
Ken Pickering

Ken Pickering

VP, Engineering at Starburst Data

How to Drive Product Strategy in a B2B Sales-Driven Company
20 January

Paul Sicsic, Life & Health Product Manager at Shift Technology, explains how to drive product strategy in a company that only starts building a product after a customer is secured.

Product
Sharing the vision
PM
Paul Sicsic

Paul Sicsic

Life & Health Product Manager at Shift Technology

Adapting the Existing Product Suite for a New Market
20 January

Paul Sicsic, Life & Health Product Manager at Shift Technology, tells how he adapted their existing product suite to successfully position their products in a new market.

Product
PM
Paul Sicsic

Paul Sicsic

Life & Health Product Manager at Shift Technology

Aligning a Product Tech Stack
20 January

Paul Sicsic, Life & Health Product Manager at Shift Technology, shares how he brought one of his products on the same tech stack with other products.

Product
PM
Paul Sicsic

Paul Sicsic

Life & Health Product Manager at Shift Technology

Creating an Evolving Process to Address Customer Issues
11 January

Sabeen Syed, Senior Engineering Manager at HashiCorp, explains how she initiated a process to address customer issues by creating a community engineer role that further evolved over time.

Users Feedback
Team processes
EM
Sabeen Syed

Sabeen Syed

Senior Engineering Manager at HashiCorp

Creating an In-House Mentorship Program
11 January

Sabeen Syed, Senior Engineering Manager at HashiCorp, shares her efforts to single-handedly establish an in-house mentorship program.

Coaching / Training / Mentorship
EM
Sabeen Syed

Sabeen Syed

Senior Engineering Manager at HashiCorp

Fostering a Culture of Experimentation
11 January

Sabeen Syed, Senior Engineering Manager at HashiCorp, talks about how she supports her team to come up with all kinds of ideas and why creating a structure that would encourage these efforts is vital for fostering a culture of experimentation.

Company Culture
Team processes
EM
Sabeen Syed

Sabeen Syed

Senior Engineering Manager at HashiCorp

How to Ensure Team Coherence When Working Remotely
20 January

Guru Kini, Co-Founder and CTO at Fincity, recalls how he managed to strengthen the coherence of a remote team dispersed across different time zones and improve the team collaboration, and productivity.

Remote
Leadership
Internal Communication
EM
Guru Kini

Guru Kini

Co-Founder & CTO at Fincity

Creating a Culture of Quality
20 January

Guru Kini, Co-Founder and CTO at Fincity, explains how to build a culture that champions the quality of the product.

Managing Expectations
Product
Company Culture
EM
Guru Kini

Guru Kini

Co-Founder & CTO at Fincity

Introducing Design in the Roadmap Creation Process
5 January

Dmitry Nekrasovski, Senior Manager of Product Design at HashiCorp, recalls the recent efforts to for the first time introduce Design — on par with Engineering and Product — in the roadmap creation process.

Cross-functional collaboration
Roadmap
PM
Dmitry Nekrasovski

Dmitry Nekrasovski

Senior Manager, Product Design at HashiCorp

Even High Performers Need Direction and Support
5 January

Dmitry Nekrasovski, Senior Manager of Product Design at HashiCorp, explains how he managed one of his high-performing employees by helping them regain focus, make the right priorities, and prevent burnout.

High Performers
Health / Stress / Burn-Out
PM
Dmitry Nekrasovski

Dmitry Nekrasovski

Senior Manager, Product Design at HashiCorp

How to Level Up Your Design Team
5 January

Dmitry Nekrasovski, Senior Manager of Product Design at HashiCorp, shares how he helped his design team level up by applying a simple, three-step approach.

Leadership
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
PM
Dmitry Nekrasovski

Dmitry Nekrasovski

Senior Manager, Product Design at HashiCorp

How to Overcome a Sense of Worthlessness
12 January

Roy Pereira, CEO at Zoom.ai Inc., explains why many first-time managers struggle with overcoming a sense of worthlessness as their new role keeps them from coding.

Feelings aside
New Manager
PM
Roy Pereira

Roy Pereira

CEO at Zoom.ai Inc.

Building a Gender-Balanced Engineering Team
12 January

Roy Pereira, CEO at Zoom.ai Inc., speaks on his experience building a gender-balanced team in Canada and the efforts he made to adjust sourcing and hiring to meet his goal.

Building a Team
Company Culture
Diversity
PM
Roy Pereira

Roy Pereira

CEO at Zoom.ai Inc.

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