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?
We are talking about equality and how we would like to have more female software engineers. In reality, the need for more female software engineers has nothing to do with equality. If the world had more female software engineers, we would see better software products solving customer problems in better ways, and more software teams would be happier, more productive, and … [Read more...] about Why the World Needs More Female Software Engineers
The ability to regulate your emotions in a way that is socially accepted and appropriate will always give you the upper hand in complex situations, both in business and in your personal life. Master this ability, and you are better able to choose the appropriate actions and move things towards a good outcome. Even better, you avoid higher emotions and conflict, and people … [Read more...] about Learn Emotional Self-Regulation In Four Steps
So, you managed to pull it through. You found your product-market fit (or at least partially), got customers to pay, and secured your funding to expand. Your tight-knit team where everybody knows what everybody is doing will now double and triple in size as you add more people to the team to support your growth. Congratulations! Make sure you take time to celebrate because you … [Read more...] about The Three Deadly Sins of Scale-Ups
In my last post I introduced a practical approach to engineering leadership and the skills required in any engineering organisation. The post must have struck a nerve as it got a lot of reads, especially on Medium in The Startup magazine where I cross-post some of my blog posts. However, I'm sure people have many new questions on the practical side of how this works … [Read more...] about The Perfect Engineering Manager