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?
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
Video conferencing requires conference servers (aka bridges) to be available when people want to meet. How do we ensure that people can show up to meetings and that they are not rejected at the door (busy signal when dialling into a meeting)? This post is aimed at the IT and network operations person, and although a part of my series on the next-generation multi stream video … [Read more...] about How to ensure that video resources are available when people want to meet?
In a slightly more polite way, that is what I have been told after my blog series on a next generation multi stream real-time video architecture. Bummer, wasn’t that obvious from my posts…?! The concept is simple, instead of each video participant sending one video stream and receiving one with either all participants or the last speaker, each video participant can send … [Read more...] about But hey, geek, what’s the real value of all this multi stream stuff?!
Do people really understand what they do when they “collaborate”? Do they know how to use technology to achieve what they want? How do collaboration tools affect things like goal setting, prioritisation, conflict resolution, production, creativity, and all the other dynamics found in a team trying to solve a problem or deliver something? Fun fact about me: Close to twenty … [Read more...] about Collaboration – what is it really?!