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Engineering Is the Strategy in the Age of Software

Andrew Lau reflects on the Jellyfish Series C round of funding.

Andrew Lau | February 1, 2022

10 Engineering KPIs Technical Leaders Should Know Part 1: Investment

As an Engineering leader, exactly which data should you pay attention to? What metrics should you be tracking as your team’s key performance indicators (KPIs)? In this series of posts, we will present some of the KPIs that can help technical leaders answer these questions.

Evan Klein | October 21, 2021

5 Questions That Your Board Will Ask You

Board members ask questions that can put engineering leaders on the spot during a board meeting. Andrew discusses the typical questions you will face and how to address them.

Andrew Lau | February 15, 2022

Engineering Leadership Insights

News, lessons, and insights in the world of engineering management.

Best Practices

What is an Engineering Management Platform (EMP)? And how do they work?

Aston Whiteling | August 3, 2022

Engineering leaders have long suffered from manual and strenuous ways of collecting data-driven insights to inform their strategic decision-making. Those days are now numbered because of Engineering Management Platforms.

Engineering Operations

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Best Practices

Why defining failure is the key to measuring change failure rate

Evan Klein | July 27, 2022

Evan Klein discusses change failure rate, the how to measure it, and why the way your team defines failures is such a critical step in this process to make sure you are optimizing your engineering operations.

Engineering Operations

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The Case for Not Counting Story Points

Kevin Dallaire | July 26, 2022

Story points have their place in Agile for the foreseeable future, but they leave much to be desired by engineering leaders. Kevin discusses the flaws of counting story points for reporting and strategic decision making purposes.

Engineering Operations

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Breaking Down Deployment Frequency

Adam Harris | July 20, 2022

Adam Harris breaks down deployment frequency, one of four DORA metrics that are becoming increasingly impactful for software engineering teams to measure.

Engineering Operations

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Strategy & Planning

A Time To Make Tough Engineering Decisions

Andrew Lau | July 19, 2022

Uncertain or difficult times for businesses can force engineering leaders to make tough decisions. Let's discuss how to navigate these decisions so that they're more likely to lead to a positive outcome in the long term.

Strategic Alignment

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Best Practices

How to Manage Product and Engineering Teams When Resources Are Scarce

Andrew Lau | July 13, 2022

How should we rethink our product and engineering strategies and build a roadmap when resources are scarce?

Strategic Alignment

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Best Practices

Preparing For The Board Room: Why It’s Hard and The Resources Available To You

Kevin Dallaire | June 28, 2022

Preparing for a board meeting presentation can be stressful and difficult. We compiled a suite of resources in one place to help leaders prepare for the big meeting.

Strategic Alignment

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Best Practices

If You Don’t Put the Metrics Together, It Will Be Done For You…

Andrew Lau | June 22, 2022

As an engineering leader, a data-driven approach to management and reporting will only help you. If you don’t make the effort to generate engineering metrics, others will do it for you, and that can have some severe ramifications.

Strategic Alignment

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Data Insights

How Industry Impacts Performance: A Look at Engineering Benchmarks

Evan Klein | June 15, 2022

There's a wide variance in the performance and focus of engineering teams across different industries. Evan Klein digs deeper into the distinct priorities and benchmarks that exist among different industries.

Productivity

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