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A succinct distillation of a practical and powerful work method but one for a successful company culture too
Jakub Chodounskya few seconds ago
Microsoft pioneered the SDET role in the 90s. It then retired it in 2014. What happened and why?
Jakub Chodounsky7 days ago
Important tool in early project investment discussions
Jakub Chodounsky14 days ago
Core challenges for an engineering organisation's performance and compensation processes
Jakub Chodounsky21 days ago
Everyone in an engineering organization contributes to the hiring process
Jakub Chodounskya month ago
Most so-called "strategies" are vague, wishful thinking, written once and never seen again
Fulfilling the short-term work will keep the team afloat but not improve its condition.
When elements are missing from the ownership trio and what are the consequences
Jakub Chodounsky2 months ago
New products, services, and methodologies clamor for our attention. All of them promise to make our lives easier.
From hands-on technical work in small startups to strategic decision-making in large companies
VPs of Engineering often have a lot of influence over both company culture and policy, and the decisions our companies make ripple outside of the companies themselves.
Where the experienced welcome the inexperienced under their wing and illuminate the path ahead
Bottlenecks are famous for slowing things down but did you know they are also terrible at ensuring attention is put in the areas it is most needed?
Jakub Chodounsky3 months ago
From stock options to compensation benchmarking, these are some of the most important topics for late-stage CEOs to consider when putting together an executive compensation package.
Accountability for measurable outcomes is “not the most important kind.” It’s the easy kind.
Too often people do the best they can
When I was promoted to Dev Team Lead, I was in over my head
Jakub Chodounsky4 months ago
Why developer motivation decreases and what can managers do about it?
Developer experience focuses on the lived experience of developers
The Engineering Career Framework is your source for how to achieve impact for your role
The back of the envelope are estimates generated using a combination of thought experiments and performance numbers
Jakub Chodounsky5 months ago