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#123 – January 23, 2023

Meetings for an effective eng organization

Some engineers develop a strong point of view that meetings are a waste of their time. There’s good reason for that perspective, as many meetings are quite bad, but it’s also a bit myopic: meetings can also be an exceptionally valuable part of a well-run organization.

Increase Your Teams Velocity with Managed Microservices and API Solutions (sponsor)

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Resilience and Waste in Software Teams

Resilience is deeper than reliability. Reliability can be measured: it is how often you perform as expected. Southwest has a higher on-time percentage than United, in the data I looked at.

How to Address Tech Debt vs. Product Debt vs. Business Debt

In all reality, every division in a company has its own pain points. While it seems that one department refuses to fix the problem of the other, it is also true that most people in the company work with good intentions.

Feature Factories vs. Value Generators

The feature factory model rests on sound historical foundations, but it is causing massive waste and cost when applied to software.

The Ultimate Guide To Software Architecture Documentation

This guide shows you how to write, structure, visualize and manage software architecture documentation in a lean way using appropriate documentation tools.

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McDonald’s event-driven architecture: The data journey and how it works

Last week, in the first of a two-part post, we explained how we implemented event-driven architecture in Global Technology. In this week’s post, we explore how actually works and how the data flows through the system.

Writing Is Magic

There are many ways to be influential. You can form 1:1 relationships with people, have small group meetings, do talks, send out a code review, or argue in Slack. All of those can be valuable at the right time. But there's one tool that I choose most often: long-form writing. Writing is the closest thing I know to magic.

KPIs for Early Stage CTOs

Metrics that you ought to be interested in as an early stage technology leader, for teams, individuals, and the organization as a whole.


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