An introduction on how to measure and improve your engineering organization’s performance using delivery metrics.
Something to remember when embarking on a journey to improve large and complex systems of humans and technology: small changes can make big a difference and afterwards nobody will really remember how bad things were.
A nice interview with Gergely Orosz about building engineering teams.
A super thorough and correct guide how to manage senior engineers which is more or less how I would like to be managed.
You may find yourself suddenly leading a project as an IC and if that is the case, please take this guide by Gergely Orosz with you. It will prove very helpful.
An uncannily thorough treatment of why DARPA works and how you might go about replicating it. Maybe people at the European policy level should read this instead of trying all these initiatives where everything good dies in a committee.
“Viele Unternehmen sehen zu viele theoretische Risiken statt einfach zu vertrauen, dass Menschen grundsätzlich mit Freiheiten verantwortungsvoll umgehen.”
“Das Managen von Mitarbeiterwünschen wie Elternzeit oder Urlaub gehört zu generischen Aufgaben einer Führungskraft. Wenn das jemand zu viel ist, sollte man der Person vielleicht nahelegen, etwas anderes zu machen.”
A very pragmatic and modern approach to management and employees coming from the head of HR Cawa Younosi.
Talking with people about their career and professional development options is one of my active areas of improvement at the moment. If I’m generous I’d say I’m at level 2.
I love the examples in this bit about great engineering cultures: teamwork as default, quality is personal, results driven meetings & retrospectives are fun
We’ve also switched to somewhat more durable teams prompted in large part by Will Larson’s book. Here Anna Shipman lists the benefits of doing so.