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
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
There is plenty of good product management literature out there, but if you want to scale a large product engineering organisation, you mostly find the agile scaling frameworks. One of the most visible advocates for building innovative high-tech products that delight customers, Marty Cagan, slashed out at these frameworks in June 2021 offering little hope for their usefulness … [Read more...] about How to Scale a Product Engineering Organisation?
Cross-posted from https://eng.hudya.io/how-we-launched-electricity-services-in-eight-weeks/, original post from Sept 2017 Hudya Engineering is all about building a digital platform for multiple services for regular people’s homes and families, and to do that for Norway, Sweden, and Denmark (phase 1) in parallel. However, “a digital platform” is not something you … [Read more...] about How We Launched Electricity Services in Eight Weeks @ Hudya