Something to remember when embarking on a journey to improve large and complex systems of humans and technology: small changes can make big a difference and afterwards nobody will really remember how bad things were.
A nice interview with Gergely Orosz about building engineering teams.
Looking at some Discord first organizations this describes how they could play out and how much potential is there if you want to put some effort in it.
Once you’ve worked with post-commit reviews, I promise you will not want to go back to the PR way of working again.
Most of my discussions with data scientists have revolved around exactly this point (usually to serious pushback): that they need to be end-to-end to deliver value in an organization.
A super thorough and correct guide how to manage senior engineers which is more or less how I would like to be managed.
You may find yourself suddenly leading a project as an IC and if that is the case, please take this guide by Gergely Orosz with you. It will prove very helpful.
A funny German interview with Ben Hammersley on the surface about laziness and productivity but what is a much more current strand to pull on is the ability to systematize large parts of our quotidian life and work.
An uncannily thorough treatment of why DARPA works and how you might go about replicating it. Maybe people at the European policy level should read this instead of trying all these initiatives where everything good dies in a committee.
“Viele Unternehmen sehen zu viele theoretische Risiken statt einfach zu vertrauen, dass Menschen grundsätzlich mit Freiheiten verantwortungsvoll umgehen.”
“Das Managen von Mitarbeiterwünschen wie Elternzeit oder Urlaub gehört zu generischen Aufgaben einer Führungskraft. Wenn das jemand zu viel ist, sollte man der Person vielleicht nahelegen, etwas anderes zu machen.”
A very pragmatic and modern approach to management and employees coming from the head of HR Cawa Younosi.