Making Better Use of Engineering Teams

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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.

How to prepare for engineering interview assignments

Inside Intercom

Interview assignments have become a common component of the hiring process for engineering roles. If you’re interviewing for a job at Intercom, we aim to develop a holistic understanding of the way you think about building product and approach engineering problems. Engineering

Invisible Engines

Product Bookshelf

Invisible Engines: How Software Platforms Drive Innovation and Transform Industries by David S. “Invisible engines” are software platforms, software which makes services available to other software through Application Programming Interfaces.

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.

How great Product Managers contribute to great engineering cultures

The Product Coalition

Great engineers leave when they are no longer excited by an opportunity. These engineers are in demand, they have other companies constantly knocking on their doors, pitching them exciting opportunities, as well as money, in an attempt to convince them to leave.

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.

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.

Dear Strategy: 091 The Business of Roadmaps

Dear Strategy

The post Dear Strategy: 091 The Business of Roadmaps appeared first on Dear Strategy.

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.

Product Operations: The Fuel for Winning Product Strategies

Melissa Perri

Done right, it fuels a virtuous cycle of benefits that’ll empower everyone from the executive team all the way to each individual contributor responsible for building the products — whether Engineers, Designers or Product Managers. 46.8%

Should You Be a Product Manager or a Software Engineer?

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Here's a breakdown of how to consider a career in product management versus software engineering As a new grad, I was lucky enough to choose between product management and software engineering amongst other options. As an engineer, you’re responsible for building and shipping software.

Dear Strategy: 091 The Business Of Roadmaps

Dear Strategy

Dear Strategy: “How do I align my product strategy and product roadmap with our technology roadmap, in the face of a strong engineering organization?”. The strategy roadmap rules the product roadmap, and the product roadmap rules the technology roadmap.

Actionable strategies for better user onboarding

Inside Intercom

Our dead-simple tool lets anyone create rich interactive guides to onboard their users – without needing to involve their engineering or design teams. The post Actionable strategies for better user onboarding appeared first on Inside Intercom. There are two funnels for SaaS companies.

Executive Report: The Customer Data Too Often Overlooked by the C-Suite

strategies evolve based on market changes. WFM strategies. analytics engines. New Study Reveals Reliance on Too Few. Data Sources; Organizations Likely Missing. Opportunities to Meet the Real Needs of.

What’s The Difference Between Feature Flags and Other “Flags” in Software Engineering?

Split

That’s the first thing to notice if this coding strategy is new to you: feature flags separate deployment from release. When I hit the road and chat with people at shows and meetups, I’ll often ask, “Do you use feature flags?” More often than not, the answer is “Yes.”

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.

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

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. Since then other companies have followed similar strategies.

4 key steps towards a growth engine strategy

Product Warrior

Reviewing product strategy to design a growth engine for established business is a common ask of product leadership, although few businesses achieve it. This post shows you where do you start so you can design powerful and successful growth engines? Product Management Strategy

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. This was part of a more holistic company strategy going on at the time, called Intercom for Sales. 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.

Dear Strategy: 078 Implementing Your Strategy Internally

Dear Strategy

Dear Strategy: “How do you build programs, projects, and, ultimately, products out of a strategy once it’s been established and accepted? I mean, isn’t the whole point of a strategy to identify actions that can be turned into programs, projects, and products? This, according to the strategy framework used by my business (and the sponsor of this blog), Strategy Generation Company. The Planning section is the heart of your strategy.

Tying Strategy to Your Product Roadmap

Pragmatic Marketing

A roadmap is a plan for your strategy that maps out the direction of your product. And it has to tie back to the strategy of the company. Describe your vision and strategy. Provide a guide for executing the strategy. This strategy-first approach has several benefits.

How To Transition from Software Engineer to Product Manager

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

So, are you a software engineer interested in becoming a product manager? Software engineering is one of the most common starting points when transitioning into a product management role. Because product management lies at the intersection of business strategy, product design, and technology, software engineers with an understanding of how modern software is designed and built can have a tangible advantage as product managers.

Hope for the best or prepare for the worst? How we manage critical incidents at Intercom

Inside Intercom

We had many experienced engineers who had been part of on call rotations at other companies, we ran basic postmortem exercises and overall our frequency and duration of outages was pretty good for a company of our size. This is usually managed by an experienced engineering leader.

Building C-Level Support for a Software Compliance Analytics Strategy

Revulytics

Yet, often times too much is expected of engineering resources to make it all work, and there’s not enough involvement from business stakeholders to ensure that the implementation meets the intended goals.

My switch from Engineering to Product Management

The Product Coalition

Anonymous I’ve always enjoyed talking strategy. 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. My journey from engineering to product management started with passion then determination and finally ending with the courage to make the switch. A story of passion, determination, and courage.

Build a sustainable customer acquisition strategy

Inside Intercom

That’s why you need to find a strategy to steadily bring in new customers in order to survive – and thrive. Without a strategy to acquire customers, it’s easy to keep doing what seems to be working without examining how effective your approach truly is.

What every product manager needs to know about content strategy

Craft.io

Content strategy is a rapidly growing field dedicated to planning, creating and managing content in all its forms. There’s often the perception that a copywriter will be merely polishing already-adequate copy written by designers, product managers, or engineers.

Dear Strategy: 073 Strategy Career Questions (Part 3 of 3)

Dear Strategy

Dear Strategy: “How do I evaluate a Product Manager to Product Marketing Manager career transition?”. . In other circles, the roles of product manager and product marketing manager are distinctly different entities, with product managers handling more of the front end of a product’s lifecycle (insight gathering, strategy, innovation, development, etc.), Dear Strategy: Episode 073. ###.

Dear Strategy: 068 Involving Your Employees In Your Strategy

Dear Strategy

Dear Strategy: “To what degree should an organization involve the entire workforce and employees in the development and execution of its strategy?”. So, if you are working in a small company (meaning 2-20 people or so), my answer to this question of who you should get involved in your strategy is “just about everybody.” ” Of course, that doesn’t mean that everyone needs to come to a consensus when developing your strategy.

How To Cross the Strategy-to-Execution Chasm

The Product Coalition

Most companies fail in execution, not strategy. Defining strategy the right way can close the gap. Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast.” Why Defining Product Strategy is Hard Strategy Overload One of the challenges with the word “Strategy” is that it is an overloaded term.

4 Development Pitfalls to Avoid with an Agile Growth Strategy

Mixpanel

Throughout his career, Al has focused on helping companies develop and execute digital strategies to grow their business and stay ahead of the curve. But making this investment early in the process will provide a solid framework to sustain and scale your growth strategy into the future. Here are just a few of the issues you can bypass when you implement growth strategies from the beginning: 1. Al Harnisch is the Vice President of Growth at Prolific Interactive.

Outcome-Driven Roadmapping: The Secret to a Focused Product Strategy

ProductPlan

But shouldn’t the guiding document for the product strategy be more than just a set of ingredients? Since a product roadmap is often the defining document for encapsulating the execution of product strategy, it would be awfully nice if it also communicated the objectives of that strategy, but this is rarely the case. ” A feature-driven roadmap can often be a side effect of a product strategy more focused on closing deals than creating positive outcomes.

Dear Strategy: 058 SEO, SEM, and Other Marketing Strategy Trends

Dear Strategy

Dear Strategy: “Can you talk about some of the newer trends in marketing that should be considered when putting together a marketing strategy?”. . Finally – a question about marketing strategy!!! We’ve always pitched this show as being mostly about product and business strategy. To frame this question up properly, let me first say a few words about where I believe marketing strategies fit within the context of product and business strategies.

User onboarding strategies that work – and mistakes to avoid

Inside Intercom

This proves onboarding isn’t just good for your acquisition strategy — it’s also good for your wallet. In some teams, I have even seen these pieces outsourced or delegated to a single engineer or designer to figure out on her own.

Dear Strategy: 034 Technology Driven Strategy

Dear Strategy

Dear Strategy: “As a product development team, how can we best reinforce technology-driven strategy?”. And, because of this, I need to start my answer by saying – please make sure that a technology-driven strategy is, in fact, what the organization wants you to reinforce. . Coming from someone who is an engineer by education, and who has led many different R&D teams throughout my career, I can tell you that I always want to innovate.

Product-Wide Software Licensing Strategy That Drives Compliance

Revulytics

The chain of events set in motion by SAP’s actions against so-called “indirect access” (where 5,800 users utilized SAP ’ s software engine on a single license through a third party application) was front-page news in the world of enterprise software compliance.

Q&A with Extensis VP of Development & Strategy, Toby Martin

Revulytics

Toby Martin is VP, Development and Strategy at Extensis , a developer of software and services for creative professionals and B2B workgroups. We talked to Toby about his experience as a Revulytics Usage Intelligence customer.