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Hiring (and retaining) a diverse engineering team

Stories from six engineering leaders who succeeded in building and growing diverse teams.

Best practices for on-call processes

Many technology companies have an ongoing commitment to their customers to guarantee reliability and uptime, with service level agreements that guarantee to resolve or escalate incidents within a particular time frame.

Making engineering team communication clearer, faster, better

“Engineering teams fall into unhealthy patterns due to the team growing in size and products growing in scope,” Parham says. “It’s like when you grow out of your clothes as a kid. You don't wake up one day and suddenly your shoes are too small. It’s a slow creeping, inconsequential pain until you realize, ‘Something has to change.’”

Mapping alignment

Ensuring everyone is aligned to strategic objectives is one of those tricky activities that require a series of interconnected practices, all telling the story to different audiences who have differing needs for understanding. The story has to be as coherent to executives as it is to those on the teams bringing them to life. However the story has to be told differently.

Your calendar = your priorities

Share your calendar(s), and the world will know what you (and your company) values.