Tag: Engineering Leadership

11 Aspects Most Startups Get Wrong About OKRs and How to Fix it

Discover the top mistakes startups make with OKRs and how to correct them for better team alignment and goal achievement. This article provides straightforward advice on setting realistic objectives, improving focus, and enhancing teamwork to ensure your startup uses OKRs effectively for growth and success.

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Self-organizing companies don’t need managers but coaches

This article advocates for self-organizing companies where coaches replace traditional managers, emphasizing the benefits of adaptability, resilience, and a collaborative culture over hierarchical structures, and invites discussion on the evolving role of leadership in modern organizations.

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Why We Need to Stop Measuring (Developer) Productivity — Part 2

Measuring developer productivity is a flawed endeavor; it often replaces uncertain realities with misleading certainties. While metrics can offer insights, they cannot directly quantify productivity. Instead of seeking elusive measures, focus on understanding and eliminating barriers to engineers’ best work. After all, nurturing an environment for outstanding work is a more valid approach to enhancing productivity.

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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs — DevEx Edition

This article applies Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to developer experience (DevEx), emphasizing prioritizing developers’ basic needs like psychological safety before higher needs like challenging work. It presents a tailored Maslow’s pyramid for developers and underscores the impact of superior DevEx on productivity and business success.

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