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Engineering Culture

Culture is the Behavior You Reward and Punish

You should ask the following questions for your company: So what should you do to get ahead at your company? What makes people successful here? What made you successful? That’s your culture. Your culture is the behaviors you reward and punish.

Ruthless prioritization for effective product teams

All highly functioning teams must prioritize. Not once a month, not once a week — but rigorously, and ruthlessly. There is always a way to accomplish your goal faster than you currently plan to, and make your organization innovate faster.

Which track to take? Engineering or People management

Every manager reaches a point where they need to choose: do they want to manage engineers (a “line manager”), or do they want to try to climb the organization chart – manage managers etc? They should be critical of the instinct to climb the org chart..

How Silent Meetings Can Fix Meetings as We Know Them

Silent Meetings are meetings where attendees read a piece of shared context and discuss on it. This enables better focus and participation from everyone, and fixes all the issues we all have on meetings that go astray. They are vastly used at Amazon.

Moving to three-person engineering teams

Three-person engineering might help your team deliver faster, have more fun, and improve their ability to develop talent. But it comes with challenges: identify and train more project leads, scale design, and product management to keep pace.