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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 317: Travis Kimmel on Measuring Software Engineering Productivity

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SE-Radio Episode 317: Travis Kimmel on Measuring Software Engineering Productivity

Kishore Bhatia talks with Travis Kimmel on software engineering measuring, communicating and improving engineering productivity, and challenging the widespread belief that engineering is an art. Their conversation covers: measuring engineering impact; key performance indicators (KPIs); development metrics; challenges in building a delivery pipeline with metrics; implementing feedback loops; the key metrics that most engineering teams […]

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SE-Radio Episode 253: Fred George on Developer Anarchy

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SE-Radio Episode 253: Fred George on Developer Anarchy

Fred George talks with Eberhard about “Developer Anarchy” – a development approach Fred has been using very successfully in different organizations. Developer Anarchy is a manager-less process. All team members write code. There are no stories. Instead developers figure out how to reach specific business goals. Besides writing code some team members have additional responsibilities: […]

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