#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?
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
A blueprint for a successful integration of a tech acquisition. I've been through many acquisitions in different roles, both on the buyer and on the seller side. Common for all have been that the acquisitions have been about acquiring talent as well as great products and technology. I have been at a loss over why the acquiring company seems to forget about the people … [Read more...] about The Two Most Common Execution Mistakes in Tech Acquisitions