As per usual, there’s no coherent theme this week, although I feel like I should have a dedicated section just for John Cutler articles. I would say that the David Marquet talk at Google is the highlight of the list. If you don’t want to watch something longer than 10 minutes, check out the video in the Leader-Leader article.
- VPE Fast Track A big deck (113 slides!) on engineering management.
- Our Intuition Says… Instead, Try… John Cutler give us a big list of traps we’ll all fall into and a suggested alternative to each one.
- Best books for new, first-time managers A list to read inside a list to read…yo dawg.
- We Can’t Do That In One Sprint John Cutler with some good ideas for sprint planning and keeping things small.
- How to master the ways to say NO | Scott Berkun Pretty self explanatory.
- “Let’s Run an Experiment!” – John Cutler – Medium John Cutler on continuous improvement experiments.
- IN PRAISE OF SWARMING Scaling Without A Religious Methodology
- My-idea-ism – Hacker Noon ”the best collective solutions will win the day”
- Little’s Law | Scrum & Kanban Mathematical proof that you have to limit work in progress.
- Giving Feedback? Try the SBIR Framework | LinkedIn Another interesting framework for feedback.
- Leader-Leader Push power and responsibility as low on the organizational hierarchy.
- L. David Marquet: “Turn the Ship Around" | Talks at Google - YouTube There’s a lot of overlap in the online Marquet talks and I happened to choose this one.
- Customer-Facing, Product Thinking, “Multi-Product”, and Other Shenanigans Another John Cutler piece. The bit about converting to micro services from monolith and how much consistency is enough are my favorite bits
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