Learning #2: Build Processes and Culture for Continuous Change In the previous article in this series, I covered learning #1- Always Be On Your Way. I wrote about how easy it is to get stuck in "how things should be done" instead of focusing on the unique challenges you have here and now. In my response to Brian Chesky's changes in the AirBnB product organization, I deep … [Read more...] about Learnings From Scaling a Product Engineering Organisation to 280 People – Part 3
I was almost ready with the third article in the series on learnings from the last two years at Cognite, when Brian Chesky and Marty Cagan made me pause and instead write this post. Marty Cagan is one of a handful of thought leaders that have had a profound impact on my thinking and practice. My early days in Silicon Valley pre-2000 made me stay connected to developments … [Read more...] about Are Product Decisions Too Important to Leave to Product Managers?
Learning #1: Always Be On Your Way There is no such thing as THE best way of organising a product development organisation. How you build product should be more contextual and tailor-made than what the literature out there tells you. Stop discussing the ideal way of doing things, solve the problems you have right now. Have a bias for action. Follow me on Twitter/X … [Read more...] about Learnings From Scaling a Product Engineering Organisation to 280 People – Part 2
Follow me on Twitter/X @GregerWedel Back two years ago, I wrote a blog post on the principles and biggest pitfalls of scaling a product organization charged to build a unified and complex product. Naturally, being employed at Cognite, what I had in mind was the Cognite Data Fusion platform product and its ~280 people product development organisation. In an upcoming series … [Read more...] about Learnings From Scaling a Product Engineering Organisation to 280 People – Part 1
Flutter is a cross-platform UI framework using the Dart language. Since 2018, it has exploded in use and navigating the eco-system gets more and more challenging (but it makes also Flutter a more useful eco-system for professionals). Using a well-built starter app can help you make the right choices from day 1 and support you in keeping in sync with recommended best practices. … [Read more...] about Why and How You Should Use a Flutter Starter App Even If You Are Not a Beginner!