Would you rather be late – or wrong? A strategic case for Waterfall development

Jul 30, 2018 | Newsletter

Engineering Impact is a weekly newsletter that highlights trends in engineering leadership, productivity, culture, and scaling development teams. 

This week features posts on: Hiring, Planning, Leadership, Recruiting, and Communication.

 

HIRING

Some thoughts on interviewing and why we do it

Jason Wong, formerly Senior Director of Engineering at Blink Health, explores the various factors that influence performance — and elegantly describes how to leverage these principles to tailor your interview process.

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PLANNING

Would you rather be late – or wrong? A strategic case for Waterfall development

“There are cases when being wrong is the better failure mode than being late.” Katie Womersley, Director of Engineering at Buffer, illustrates how (and when) deploying Waterfall methods can be especially powerful.

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LEADERSHIP

A “systems thinking” approach to leading software teams

Nickolas Means, VP of Engineering at Muve Health, views his organization as a ‘system’: here’s his deep-dive into the ‘inputs’ he focuses his energy toward as a leader, to help his team deliver ever more value to their customers.

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RECRUITING

Tips for Hiring Managers

Lara Hogan, Engineering leadership coach at Wherewithall, has a knack for clearly articulating roles, responsibilities, and processes. Here’s her how-to doc for new hiring managers at Meetup — it’s peppered with helpful tips for anyone involved in hiring new employees.

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COMMUNICATION

How to handle a needy employee

Claire Lew, CEO at Know Your Company, explains how to address a particularly challenging problem: managing employees that need a significant amount of support.

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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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