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SE-Radio Episode 359: Engineering Maturity with Jean-Denis Greze

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SE-Radio Episode 359: Engineering Maturity with Jean-Denis Greze

Jean-Denis Greze of Plaid discusses Engineering Maturity and its importance in maintaining velocity while growing an engineering team grows.  Where engineering managers have not experienced rapid growth, related problems can grow out of hand. Host Nate Black spoke with Jean-Denis about his framework for understanding a team’s current maturity level; how to create a roadmap […]

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SE-Radio Episode 355: Randy Shoup Scaling Technology and Organization

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SE-Radio Episode 355: Randy Shoup Scaling Technology and Organization

WeWork’s VPE, Randy Shoup, discusses how to scale technology and organization together. Host Travis Kimmel spoke with Randy (formerly VPE at Stitch Fix and CTO at KIXEYE) about the culture, process, and technology changes necessary to scale an organization without experiencing attrition. They discuss how rapidly growing companies can leverage best practices from DevOps, how […]

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SE-Radio Episode 352: Johnathan Nightingale on Scaling Engineering Management

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SE-Radio Episode 352: Johnathan Nightingale on Scaling Engineering Management

Johnathan Nightingale talks with SE Radio host Travis Kimmel about scaling engineering management. Their conversation covers: how and when to hire engineering managers; how to onboard, train and plan for their growth; compensations reviews and promotions; advice for new managers, and what to expect at different management levels. Related links Johnathan and Melissa Nightingale’s and […]

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SE-Radio Episode 340: Lara Hogan and Deepa Subramaniam on Revitalizing a Cross-Functional Product Organization

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SE-Radio Episode 340: Lara Hogan and Deepa Subramaniam on Revitalizing a Cross-Functional Product Organization

Travis Kimmel talks with Lara Hogan and Deepa Subramaniam about evidence-based tactics that leaders can use to increase clarity and build healthier, high-performing organizations. Their conversation covers: diagnosing and treating problems that are slowing product, design, and engineering teams; “organization smells”; clarifying roles and responsibilities; improving documentation; facilitating better meetings; improving inter and intra-team dynamics. […]

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SE-Radio Episode 306: Ron Lichty on Managing Programmers

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SE-Radio Episode 306: Ron Lichty on Managing Programmers

Ron Lichty talks with SE-Radio’s Nate Black about managing programmers. Topics include: why programming management is hard, what makes a good programming manager, the costs of micromanagement, self-organizing teams, team dynamics and motivation, and product team performance.   Related links Ron Lichty’s blog Ron Lichty Consulting Managing the Unmanageable “If we’re Agile, why do we […]

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