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NEWSFLASH: Your CEO Doesn’t Give a Flying Fortran About Velocity

If you’re a VP of Engineering who proudly shows improving Velocity and related metrics to your CEO, watch out! Your CEO probably doesn’t know what she is signing up for and certainly doesn’t care about actual story points or Velocity, so showing these to her is only decreasing her trust in your ability to do the job.

R&D Tax Credits: How You Can Save Your Company Big Money

Cost capitalization and R&D tax credits may not traditionally fit into the role of CTO or VP of engineering, but they can provide big benefits to your company. It’s important to work with your finance team or CFO to understand if they apply and how you can help.

Stop Saying “No”: How Technical Leaders Win Arguments With Transparency

As technical leaders, we often field impractical or irrational product requests and demands from other teams. Our visceral response is to just say, “no,” but that can cause friction. Instead, adopt a transparent and business-oriented approach to internal product communications to garner support and help the company make better decisions.