Empowered Product Teams
Engineering Impact is a weekly newsletter that highlights trends in engineering leadership, productivity, culture, and scaling development teams.
This week features posts on: Culture, Onboarding, Career, Team Structure, High-Performing Teams.
Marty Cagan, author of Inspired and Partner at SVPG, points out that teaching teams about how great teams operate is only half the battle — creating a culture where they’re empowered to work as they need to, is what makes the difference. Here’s how it works.
Drift’s Product Efficiency Lead, Pete Karl II, explains what onboarding looks like at it’s best, and outlines how the company gets new hires fully integrated into their teams in only 3 days.
Julie Evans, Software Developer at Stripe, shares what she’s learned so far about the role of a senior engineer — and makes the case for setting boundaries in job descriptions (“what’s not part of the job”).
Keeping teams small and autonomous can become increasingly more difficult at scale. Phil Sarin, CTO at ManagedByQ, provides a list of operational changes they made to make this structure work.
Raj Nair, VP of Engineering at Paxos, compiles a list of lessons learned in building engineering teams: offering helpful advice on topics such as making hiring decisions, scaling, calibrating across interviewers, and more.
Ben Thompson is a co-founder at GitPrime where he leads design and customer experience. He is a Y Combinator alumni, with a background in product design, branding, and UX design. Follow @thebent on Twitter.
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