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🍇 Shape Up, Rebuilding Trust, Coding Tests, Quick Decisions, The War on Worry, Incident Documentation: TMW #246 by CTO Craft

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🍇 Shape Up, Rebuilding Trust, Coding Tests, Quick Decisions, The War on Worry, Incident Documentation: TMW #246 by CTO Craft
By Andy @ CTO Craft • Issue #246 • View online
Hi there
We have an amazing last-minute addition to 2021’s series of CTO Craft Bytes this week, where we’ll be joined by Ryan Singer, author of the hugely influential Shape Up model. If you’ve come across Shape Up and have considered it for your teams, join us for a deep dive into how it can be implemented, the differences you can expect and how Ryan distilled his massive experience into his model and book. It’s going to be great - don’t worry if you can’t attend live, it’ll be recorded as per all the other Bytes events and available on both Crowdcast and Youtube shortly afterwards.
As the CTO Craft Slack community continues to grow, we thought we’d share a few of the channels that have been particularly active over 2021. The most-used channel is #ask-for-help - anything goes there, and in the last week alone we’ve seen brilliant discussions around the recent AWS outages, sweat equity, processes and patterns for developer onboarding, ITIL reviews, route-planning APIs, training for organisational change and standing desk setups. It’s great to see so many community members willing to offer advice, connections and moral support so openly - that’s why CTO Craft exists, and we’re so proud it’s such a powerful resource.
If you’re not a member yet, drop me a line - it’s free to join, and there are over 3,500 CTOs and tech leaders there already.
Until next time - have a great week!
Andy @ CTO Craft

CTO Craft Bytes
Meet Ryan Singer, the Author of Shape Up, Fri 17 Dec 2021 at 12:30
Reads of the Week
How to Rebuild Trust in the Workplace
Making Engineering Team Communication Clearer, Faster, Better
About our Partners
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Culture & People
Bring Your Own Code
Great engineering teams focus on milestones instead of projects
Lost Your Startup Culture? Get Your Game Back On
Hiring (and Retaining) a Diverse Engineering Team
Leadership & Self-management
4 Leadership Strategies To Help You Win the War on Worry
A Guide to Uncommonly Quick Decisions
Daniel Terhorst-North: Common Leadership Misconceptions and Cultivating Psychological Safety
How to show effort before asking questions
Managing "Up" : How to Manage Your Manager
Agile, Engineering & Product
Howie: The Post-Incident Guide
Using Documentation-Driven Design to Guide API Decisions
The Planning Issue
Three Common Developer Blunders in 5:05 Minutes
That’s it!
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Have an amazing week!
Andy
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