teambuilding

7 posts
Issue45

Your system is not a sports team

Don’t be obsessed with a system that you have built or worked on for many months/years. Don’t focus only on improving the system you are working on.…

Issue35

SLOs are the API for your engineering team

SLOs help you invest in your team's ability better to meet the agreed-upon goals. SLOs ensure consistent & predictable delivery.…

Issue27

What Google taught me about scaling engineering teams

Create reusable training material & use it to onboard new engineers. Agree on a set of standard coding conventions as early as possible.…

Issue25

Hyperproductive development

Stop using any words that suggest anything is simple or obvious in all team communication. Write tests so people afraid of unintentional breakages can freely experiment with their ideas & contribute to the system.…

Issue14

How should you structure your engineering team?

Answer: No one size fits all. Structure your team in accordance to what works best in your company's context. Here are 5 things to think about…

Issue6

All the best engineering advice I stole from non-technical people

- Ensure fixed ownership of every task that needs to be done in a team. - Know what people expect you to be an expert in. Delivering in your area of expertise is more than enough.…

Issue5

How Shopify scales up its development teams

When scaling up development teams, the first folks to recruit are the recruiters themselves - specialists who understand the company culture & team’s exact needs.…