Why software projects spiral out of control

Oct 5, 2017 | Newsletter

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This week: 20 simple reasons your top performers quit, Why software projects spiral out of control, The curious transition to becoming an engineering manager, Scaling without imploding.

 

Understand why your top performers quit so you can prevent it from happening

LEADERSHIP

20 simple reasons your top performers quit

Understanding why top performers become disengaged is the first step in preventing yours from leaving for greener pastures. Here’s a list of 20 common reasons they leave.

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hidden complexity in software projects

ESTIMATION

Why software projects spiral out of control

“Software features have hidden complexity that you will need to uncover no matter what. You just get to choose when you peel the onion.”

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why becoming an engineering manager is so unique, and how to successfully navigate that transition

CAREER PATH

The curious transition to becoming an engineering manager

Jean Hsu, Engineering Leadership coach, describes why the transition to becoming an engineering manager is so unique, and how to know if you should seek additional training.

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how to overcome common problems and scale a healthy team

SCALING

Scaling without imploding

John Cutler, Sr Product Manager with Zendesk, breaks down “the drift”—the confusion that typically arises as companies scale—and discusses ways to scale a healthy team.

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Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson

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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