My Heroku valuesgist.github.com/adamwiggins/5687294
My Heroku values. GitHub Gist: instantly share code, notes, and snippets.
Technical Debt Is Not Debt; It’s Not Even Technical | Mark Grevillemarkgreville.ie/2021/07/23/technical-debt-is-not-debt-its-not-even-technical/
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 Exuberancelethain.com/magnitudes-of-exploration/
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.
It’s Time to Fight for a Dual Product Management Career Path - Bring the Donuts Newsletternewsletter.bringthedonuts.com/p/dual-product-management-career-path
Companies should embrace multitrack job ladders for product managers who prefer product leadership to people management
Always be quitting - jmmv.devjmmv.dev/2021/04/always-be-quitting.html
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 | Mediumskamille.medium.com/an-incomplete-list-of-skills-senior-engineers-need-beyond-coding-8ed4a521b29f
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 | Humaanshumaans.io/
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Staying on the path to high performing teams. | Irrational Exuberancelethain.com/durably-excellent-teams/
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 SaaSystaysaasy.com/product/2021/05/02/competition.html
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.
White women are the most dangerous upholders of white supremacy in Silicon Valley, and holding them accountable could cost you your career, your community, and your sanity. | by Britt Caldwell | Apr, 2021 | Mediumbrittwcaldwell.medium.com/white-women-are-the-most-dangerous-upholders-of-white-supremacy-in-silicon-valley-and-holding-ee62b2ec1bc1
Maslow's pyramid of code review | dein.frdein.fr/2015-02-18-maslows-pyramid-of-code-review.html
Maslow's pyramid can help us think about what great code reviews look like.
If Your Boss Could Do Your Job, You’re More Likely to Be Happy at Workhbr.org/2016/12/if-your-boss-could-do-your-job-youre-more-likely-to-be-happy-at-work
Technical competence matters for managers.
How to Deal with Difficult People on Software Projectshowtodeal.dev/
Software is easy. People are hard.
Know your “One Job”, continued – charity.wtfcharity.wtf/2021/03/09/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…