The Role of Engineering Leaders Has Evolved
Modern Engineering management is about how we lead engineering teams to be successful in the complex setting of a business enterprise. Engineering management is no longer just about delivering software faster or making engineers more productive. It’s about guiding the team in the same direction as the business, about continuously improving, and it’s about being the voice of Engineering as an essential decision-maker on the executive team.
Four Building Blocks for Success
The role of Engineering leaders can be split into four pillars, Business Alignment, Engineering Operations, Deliverable Management, and Team Health. An Engineering Management Platform should provide Engineering leaders with insights to make effective decisions around each of these pillars
Work on What Matters
Measure investment and allocate resources accordingly. Allocation is the foundation on which to optimize your team.
Deliver Quickly & Reliably
Measure and optimize operational metrics to ensure team has the right processes in place.
Identify & Fix Bottlenecks
Monitor and analyze deliverable programs and the root cause of delays.
Manage Team & Optimize Performance
Ensure the team is healthy and performing its best by measuring productivity and collaboration.
The Importance of Business Alignment
Most tools on the market today focus on the operational aspects of engineering management – delivery and productivity. But until you know that your team is working on the right thing, it doesn’t matter how efficiently the team works or how fast it ships code.
Modern Engineering leaders can influence strategic direction and business decisions – like which projects to fund, how to handle compensation and headcount. Today’s Engineering leaders are moving from executing someone else’s strategy to driving their own destiny.
Engineering Management Platform
Engineering Management Platforms (EMPs) provide complete visibility into engineering organizations, the work they do, and how they operate. By analyzing engineering signals and contextual business data, EMPs enable engineering leaders to align engineering decisions with strategic business objectives and deliver the right software, efficiently, on time.
With EMPs engineering leaders can focus their teams on what matters most to the business, delivering results faster, and driving decisions and strategy forward.