Why Engineers Should Participate in Discovery

Product Talk

Are you inviting your engineers to participate in discovery with you? Does your organization prefer that your engineers only write code? Marty Cagan , in Inspired , argues, “If you’re just using your engineers to code, you’re only getting about half their value.”

Making Better Use of Engineering Teams

bpma ProductHub

He made six primary points on making better use of engineering teams. Provide Engineers with Full… Product StrategyBy Mark Littlewood – Business of Software hosted Marty Cagan, founder of Silicon Valley Product Group earlier this year in London for a talk based around the new edition of his book, Inspired: How to Make Tech Products Customers Love.

Engineering led? What to watch for

The Product Bistro

There are three principal types of companies: Sales led, marketing led, and engineering led. All three of them have distinct characteristics and traits, however, the engineering led organization (or ELO) has some distinct attributes that you can key off of. They do a lot of ETO (engineered to order) business. They do have a sales team, but the sales people are likely to be engineers, or former engineers themselves. Engineers love detailed documentation.

Embracing the deadline: How engineers benefit from delivery dates

Inside Intercom

Are there any new engineering processes that might slow things down? The post Embracing the deadline: How engineers benefit from delivery dates appeared first on Inside Intercom. Engineering deadlines project management

New Study: 2018 State of Embedded Analytics Report

product management, product development, software engineering, IT, and executives from both commercial. Survey respondents included people in product management, product development, software engineering, IT, and executives at companies of all different sizes. 2018 STATE OF. EMBEDDED.

Why your engineering processes need to solve real problems

Inside Intercom

I came to Intercom from a company with a culture of heavyweight engineering processes. From an engineering perspective, it successfully kept you focused on coding. When I started at Intercom, however, I was surprised at how lightweight the weekly engineering processes felt compared to my previous company. The post Why your engineering processes need to solve real problems appeared first on Inside Intercom.

Making the transition from consultant to product engineer

Inside Intercom

Those unfamiliar with what product engineers do could be forgiven for assuming that it’s all broadly the same job. But making the transition from consultant engineer to a product engineer was a revelation – I realized that working as an engineer in client services and working as a product engineer are essentially two completely different jobs, bridged only by the common use of technology. Being a Consultant Engineer.

From Engineering To Product Management: The Two-Step Career Move

bpma ProductHub

The transition from engineering to product management is one of the most difficult. Of all roles that touch the product, engineers are the furthest removed from the market and the customers. It can be done successfully however, as many engineers have already proven.

Reddit’s Nick Caldwell on engineering leadership

Inside Intercom

On day one as Reddit’s new VP of Engineering, Nick Caldwell faced a dilemma. He had just spent 13 years at Microsoft, most recently as the head of 300 engineers. At Reddit, he led a team of 35 – none of whom knew how to manage other engineers. Engineering leaders must do 2 things: a) execute and deliver high-quality software on a predictable schedule, and b) have the people skills to attract, retain and develop strong talent. I got into engineering through my father.

Stripe’s Will Larson on engineering and infrastructure management

Inside Intercom

As a startup scales, the importance of infrastructure engineers simply can’t be overstated. They’re the ones making sure your app is secure, that uptime looks good, and that the rest of your engineering org has the right tools to build features your users need and want. Today he’s leading Foundation Engineering at Stripe. One of my friends who had worked at Digg had moved there, and I went to work on the infrastructure engineering team.

Let’s stop calling it software engineering

Under10 Playbook

Let’s stop calling it software engineering or software development. Much of the language of software creation is based on the manufacturing metaphor. We “plan” software. We “engineer” software. We “assemble” software.

Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

engineers don’t have to recreate or replicate. MONETIZING ANALYTICS FEATURES: Why Data Visualizations. Will Never Be Enough. Go beyond basic embedded dashboards to diferentiate your. application and maximize the value of embedded analytics.

Rapid response: How we fixed our on call process to avoid engineer burnout

Inside Intercom

On call work like this can be a powerful customer orientated activity that connects engineers to the value customers get from your product. We realized that we had ended up with an on call setup we weren’t proud of, and had a number of critical problems that we wanted to solve, such as: There were too many people on call at any moment in time – our infrastructure wasn’t so large that it required at least five engineers having their weekends disrupted.

Smells like team spirit – what sports and engineering teams have in common

Inside Intercom

We borrow a lot of the words and concepts we use to describe our engineering teams from the world of sports – from huddles and scrums to sprints and even goals, the terminology resonates from the pitch to the office. My time as an engineering manager at Intercom has reinforced for me the parallels between team sports and being part of a successful engineering team. Startups company culture Engineering engineering teams

Break point: Product engineers and the pursuit of speed and safety

Inside Intercom

As engineers, one of the fundamental things we have to learn is the extent to which we can break things – how do we get the right balance between shipping safely and shipping fast? Almost 3 years in as a product engineer here, I have changed my perspective.

Strong Engineering Culture, Strong Product Culture by Andrew Martinez-Fonts

Mind the Product

I’m a group product manager at Yelp, and in this presentation from MTP Engage, I look at why it’s so important to create a supportive culture where product people and engineers collaborate and trust each other. Those values also express themselves on the product and engineering teams.

How Superhuman Built an Engine to Find Product/Market Fit

First Round Review

Superhuman founder and CEO Rahul Vohra walks us through the framework his startup used to make product/market fit more actionable, detailing the survey and four-step process that were key to measuring and optimizing it. Continue reading at First Round Review »

The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity

come up with ways to leverage information that no software engineer. FROM BASIC BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE REQUIREMENTS TO. SOPHISTICATED PRODUCT DIFFERENTIATORS Do the analytic offerings in your application make you stand out from the crowd? See where.

Going on tour: How we spread engineering knowledge and culture across Intercom

Inside Intercom

Large engineering organizations face a common problem – different teams working on different parts of a product can end up having specific domain knowledge, and even specific cultures, that can lead to silos. What is an engineering tour? How to design an engineering tour.

The Product Market Fit Engine | Rahul Vohra, CEO, Superhuman | BoS USA 2018

Business of Software Conference

Rahul Vohra (Founder/CEO, Superhuman) – The Product-Market Fit Engine from Business of Software Conference. This is the story of how we’ve built a Product-Market Fit Engine. These are hyper ambitious, super intelligent engineers. Sean Ellis & The Engine.

Let’s stop calling it software engineering

Under10 Playbook

Let’s stop calling it software engineering or software development. Much of the language of software creation is based on the manufacturing metaphor. We “plan” software. We “engineer” software. We “assemble” software.

Smells like team spirit – what sports and engineering teams have in common

Inside Intercom

We borrow a lot of the words and concepts we use to describe our engineering teams from the world of sports – from huddles and scrums to sprints and even goals, the terminology resonates from the pitch to the office. My time as an engineering manager at Intercom has reinforced for me the parallels between team sports and being part of a successful engineering team. Startups company culture Engineering engineering teams

How Product Managers Can Learn to Love Reporting

Speaker: Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager, Looker

It seems like PMs and engineers have grown to hate embedded reporting. How to evaluate embedded analytic solutions as strategy to greatly reduce initial and on-going engineering effort. For a long time, Product Managers have found it challenging to design interfaces inside their products that users could use for reporting.

My Lessons from Interviewing 400+ Engineers Over Three Startups

First Round Review

Engineering leader Marco Rogers (Lever, Yammer, Clover Health) debunks some of the most common recruiting tropes and walks through his four top interviewing practices for startups.

Engineering Burnout: What it is and how Experimentation and Continuous Delivery can help

Split

Recently I had the pleasure of speaking with a panel of talented technology leaders on the topic of burnout within engineering organizations. I have worked with startups and led engineering teams large and small. Building a burnout-free engineering culture. Industry Trends continuous delivery culture engineering experimentation feature flags

Edmond Lau and Jean Hsu on engineering more leaders and better working relationships

Inside Intercom

As up and coming engineers in Silicon Valley, Jean Hsu and Edmond Lau long sought more influence and impact in their respective positions – but they couldn’t shake the feeling of being stuck. Many engineers feel like they must make a jump into management to lead. But as Jean and Edmond will now tell you, following years of engineering leadership at Quip, Quora, Medium and more, that simply isn’t the case. Jean: Especially with engineering teams.

What to expect: Your first few months as an engineer at Intercom

Inside Intercom

I was curious to see how the company ensures that every new engineer has the opportunity to do the best job of their career, and how that would translate to my personal growth and everyday life in Intercom. Making an impact as an engineer. It’s common for a new engineer to undertake simple tasks for their first few weeks in a new job but you won’t find this at Intercom. Achieving impact for our customers that fast is extremely motivating and empowering for a new engineer.

How Product Managers Can Learn to Love Reporting

Speaker: Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager, Looker

It seems like PMs and engineers have grown to hate embedded reporting. How to evaluate embedded analytic solutions as strategy to greatly reduce initial and on-going engineering effort.

Getting Design Agencies and Engineering Teams to Work Together

Mind the Product

Design agencies and engineering teams are filled with talented and experienced people. Both agencies and engineering team are often evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their individual output. In my experience, design agencies and engineering teams can successfully work together if they have the right structure, oversight and mindset in place. Session with Engineering (60m). Agile Best Practices: SVP of Engineering Jeff Nielsen on Iteration Planning.

How to Build Strong Partnerships with Design and Engineering

Tech Product Management

In this episode, we discuss how Product Leaders can build strong partnerships with design and engineering teams. The post How to Build Strong Partnerships with Design and Engineering appeared first on Daniel Elizalde.

How This Head of Engineering Boosted Transparency at Instagram

First Round Review

While leading engineering at Instagram, James Everingham spotted a problem: the inevitable dip in transparent decision-making and communication as teams scale.

A Guide to Collaborating With and Motivating Your Engineering Team

Mind the Product

Frustrated Engineer. Product management and engineering needs to have a constant push-pull for progress to be made. Here are some of the things to keep in mind when working with engineers that I’ve gleaned from my experience. Lose time by over-building (or worse, building the wrong solution) because, had the engineers understood the problem being solved, they might have had a better (or quicker) way to solve it. Nobody likes process, certainly not engineers.

Turning Metrics into Dollars: How to Turn Your Analytics Data into a Real Financial Model for your Startup

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

increase isn't worth the engineering time we're spending! Some teams struggle to constantly optimize conversion rates without understanding the financial impact of those conversion rates. Sometimes that 0.1% You'll learn: How to turn basic dashboard metrics into a financial model.

Enterprise UX revs its engines

dscout People Nerds

LinkedIn’s Enterprise UX team on how research is changing the Enterprise landscape

This Is How Great Product Managers Interview Engineers

The Product Coalition

3 types of questions to ask engineering candidates Being part of a growing company can be a really exciting experience?—?growth Let’s be real though, interviewing engineers can be awkward. I get it, hiring engineers is super important.

My switch from Engineering to Product Management

The Product Coalition

As a software engineer, I would typically find myself having the desire to be part of the strategic decision making and slight dissatisfaction when I am just handed tasks based on the outcome of business decisions. I have always enjoyed mathematics and logic which made programming come easily to me and though I was a good engineer, a lesson that became more real for me is that just because you are good at something, it doesn’t mean that you necessary enjoy it.

Building Stronger Relationships Between Product Management and Engineering

Proficientz – Product Management University

What are some things we can do to build stronger product management and engineering relationships? Here are three simple practices you can adopt to strengthen your product management and engineering relationships so they work together more harmoniously. Product Management should take the lead and provide regular forums for Engineering on topics such as emerging market trends and target customer challenges, new business practices, and current customer successes.In

Make Stronger Offers to Engineering Candidates and Boost Your Closes

First Round Review

Adil Ajmal has been building engineering teams from scratch to huge for over 20 years. Here's what he's learned to close the best candidates for your company. Continue reading at First Round Review »

Building “Minicom”: How our engineering interviews illustrate our values

Inside Intercom

The engineering interview presents a unique opportunity to showcase your company’s engineering culture and values to potential new hires. It struck me that most of these interviews were so far removed from the daily routines of a software engineer. Most interviews are so far removed from the daily routines of a software engineer. At the end of the interview I got to demo my creation to a group of engineers that were genuinely excited to see what I built.

An Interview with Jez Humble on Continuous Delivery, Engineering Culture, and Making Decisions

Split

Chances are if you’re an engineer or product manager who works on anything even somewhat related to continuous delivery, Jez Humble wrote your handbook. As an engineer to actually have that connection to users makes them happier.

Why Quality Automation Engineer should be among your first 10 hires

Split

At Split, our first hire was a Quality Automation (QA) Engineer. In fact, most companies don’t hire a QA engineer until around 20 employees. I believe that a QA engineer should be one of the first 10 hires of a technology company. There are many arguments for why people put off a QA hire, but they boil down to three key points: Money – We’d rather spend limited, early-stage capital on engineers building the product.

How to work with the Designers? A cheat sheet for Engineers and Product Managers

NextBigWhat

A cheat sheet for Engineers and Product Managers appeared first on NextBigWhat. To speak of language, designers need to stop thinking about metrics and start thinking about the end users. Designers have different strengths which should be applied to the right problems. A lot of what designers value and strive for in their work is hard to measure and the most direct path to a designer’s heart is […]. The post How to work with the Designers?

From the Passenger Seat – An Engineering View of Effective Product Management

Mind the Product

From my experience of working directly with and solving problems for product management and delivery in a Fortune 100 financial services organization, I’d like to share my list of top grievances against bad product management, from an engineering perspective.