Here we are with the second part of our pre-conference speaker takeover, featuring the amazing participants of Days 3 and 4 of CTO Craft Con: Strategy & Alignment and Burnout & Stress.
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Andy @ CTO Craft
Join us for the third CTO Craft Conference to share stories, case studies and best practices on four key topics: Hiring, Learning & Development, Strategy, plus Burnout & Stress in engineering teams and leaders. For CTOs, by CTOs.
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Culture & People
Safety seemed to be a topic that in some way, almost every conversation, almost every talk, in some way, touched upon. But, I wasn’t really sure what this safety was.
I knew, innately, what it was to feel safe, I had worked with teams that I had described as unsafe. But, I wasn’t able to find a succinct or consistent definition. A way to assess if a team (or even an entire organisation) was or wasn’t safe.
I believe in proportionate response. However, when the interactions are online and there is no physical public space, just "public media", there's a serious problem with the idea that a private response, particularly from the harassed, works at all.
A challenge for all leaders of growing R&D organizations is maintaining a certain momentum throughout the ranks. Not to disregard the benefit of tools for measuring velocity, I have a hard time…
In March 2020, businesses around the world closed their offices almost overnight. Many that had never considered work-from-home as a legitimate option suddenly had to figure out how to do so. This pivot was abrupt, but it quickly became the norm.
Leadership & Self-management
I often talk about the use of cell based structures (e.g. think Amazon Two Pizza, Starfish model) which are populated not only with aptitude (the skill to do something) but the right attitude (type of people). A map is an essential part of building such a structure.
CTO Craft's advice on how to create the best strategy that will help companies achieve their technology vision and ensure success.
Founder & Leader loneliness and the desire to be recognised. One of the things I’ve struggled with over the years is my desire to be recognised for the work I am doing. Examples of this range from the desire for people to like my LinkedIn statuses all the way to the desire for people I work with to thank me for my
I’ve learnt so much from the engineering leadership team here at Zego. My rule for hiring into the team is to hire people to specialise in their roles who are far better than me and focus my efforts on giving them the best environment to work in. The experts we have are incredible, and I couldn’t begin to list all that I’ve learnt along the way from them.
Agile, Engineering & Product
6 Lessons I learned while implementing technical RFCs as a decision making tool - from Juan Pablo Buriticá
As an engineering leader, I value trust and believe that individual contributors should be involved in architectural and high level technical decision making. I consider every line of code to be a…
If you would like to learn or practice how to break up a large business into domains and use them as the foundation for your software architecture and team organization, I have created a strategic…
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