How to Make a Big Technical Change
Engineering Impact is a weekly newsletter that highlights trends in engineering leadership, productivity, culture, and scaling development teams.
This week features posts on: Change Management, Scaling, Career, Managing Up, and Product.
Whatever major change you’re advocating for—a move to microservices, a deprecation, or introducing DevOps—the ultimate challenge is in getting everyone on board. Here’s Tanya Reilly, Principal Engineer at Squarespace, with a 12-step process for changing minds, getting buy-in, and leading a successful movement.
Raylene Yung, Head of Stripe‘s Payments Engineering team, shares some of the lessons she’s learned in her efforts to expand globally. Her ‘lessons’ fall into three categories: Recruiting and Hiring, Training and Onboarding, and Engagement and Retention.
John Allspaw, Co-Founder at Adaptive Capacity Labs, just published an extended version of his timeless piece “On Being a Senior Engineer,” with a section on sponsorship.
“No one is a micromanager because they want to be a micromanager.” Claire Lew, CEO at Know Your Team, explains that your boss is micromanaging you for one of 5 reasons (listed here), and offers advice on how to defuse each.
Charles Lambdin, who’s focused on IT Transformation at Intel, discusses a four-step process to make smarter product decisions through lateral thinking.
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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