Victor Loux Bookmarks Tag: management

70 bookmarks tagged “management

My Heroku values
My Heroku values. GitHub Gist: instantly share code, notes, and snippets.

Technical Debt Is Not Debt; It’s Not Even Technical | Mark Greville
Co-authored with Dr Paidi O'Raghallaigh and Dr Stephen McCarthy at Cork University Business School as part of my PhD studies, and originally published by Cutter Consortium’s Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence practice on 22nd of July 2021 Take a minute and write an answer to the question, “What is technical debt?” Then read this…

Magnitudes of exploration. | Irrational Exuberance
Standardizing on a given platform or technology is one of the most powerful ways to create leverage within a company: improve the tooling a bit and every engineer will get more productive. Exploration is, in the long run, an even more powerful force, with successes compounding over time. Developing an investment thesis to balance the ratios and timing of standardization and exploration is a core challenge of engineering strategy.

Always be quitting -
A good philosophy to live by at work is to “always be quitting”. No, don’t be constantly thinking of leaving your job 😱. But act as if you might leave on short notice 😎. Counterintuitively, this will make you a better engineer and open up growth opportunities. A thread 👇.

An incomplete list of skills senior engineers need, beyond coding | by Camille Fournier | Jun, 2021 | Medium
For varying levels of seniority, from senior, to staff, and beyond.. “An incomplete list of skills senior engineers need, beyond coding” is published by Camille Fournier.

HRIS Employee Management Software | Humaans
The fastest way to onboard and manage your staff. Mobile first, perfect for remote and distributed teams, and takes 1 minute to get up and running.

Staying on the path to high performing teams. | Irrational Exuberance
As a caveat, the system fix is to hire net-new people, increasing the overall capacity of the company. Sometimes folks instead attempt to capture more resources from existing company, and I’m pretty negative on that. People are not fungible, and generally folks end up in useful places, so I’m skeptical of reassigning existing folks to drive optimality. By nature, it’s also impossible for this kind of discussion to not become political, even when everyone involved has deep trust and r...

Competitive Analysis For Product Engineers | Stay SaaSy
In my experience, most professional software engineers in industry have little to no experience doing competitive analysis. That’s a shame, because competitive analysis is one of the most useful skills that an engineer can have.

Know your “One Job”, continued –
Holy macaroni batman, I was not expecting that post to ignite a shitstorm. It felt like a pretty straightforward observation: you were hired to do a job, you should do your best to do that job. Interestingly, the response was almost universally positive for the first 8 hours or so. But then the tide began…