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Grow this, Grow that

Grow this, Grow that

By Vectorly
IT Leaders openly discuss how to manage, scale, and grow design & engineering teams.
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Engineering Retention with Dmitry Gritskevich, Kanchan Bankar, Didier Caroff, Paul Hutson
Vectorly launches a new series of episodes with Engineering Managers Our today's guests are Dmitry Gritskevich (Oodrive), Kanchan Bankar (Verifi Inc.), Didier Caroff (Akeneo), Paul Hutson (Edify.ac). We would like to thank each one of them for speaking up for the importance of retaining employees & sharing their experience with the community. In this episode we discussed the following questions - Why is it important to retain software developers? Do companies need to retain them at all? What is the manager's role in this process? And many different insightful questions. This is the last episode of this season. Hope you enjoy our podcast and love the stories of our guests. Enjoy listening! Intro Music is generated by Mubert - https://mubert.com/render
38:34
December 15, 2021
Engineering Motivation with Yogesh Upadhyay, Rachel Cheng, Damian Winkowski, Tristan Jung, Ritesh Kumar
Vectorly launches a new series of episodes with Engineering Managers Our today's guests are Yogesh Upadhyay (Meta), Rachel Cheng (Thinkific), Damian Winkowski (LeoCode), Tristan Jung (Twitter), Ritesh Kumar (Delivery Hero). We appreciate each one of them for sharing their insightful knowledge and work experience on motivating software developers. We discussed the importance of motivation for developer productivity, what factors influence motivation, and what the manager's role is in motivating engineering teams. Enjoy listening! Intro Music is generated by Mubert - https://mubert.com/render
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December 07, 2021
Engineering Leadership with André Luís, David Stanley, Andrey Rebrov (YC Special Episode)
Vectorly launches a new series of episodes with Engineering Managers.  Our 3rd episode is definitely special. This time we invited engineering leaders from Y Combinator Top Companies - André Luís (GitLab), David Stanley (Webflow), Andrey Rebrov (Scentbird). Each one of our guest is the true specialist with extensive experience in software development and engineering management.   In this episode, we discussed Leadership in Engineering Teams. We talked about how to become a great leader for your team, what skills are required to become one and how to lead your team to a higher performance level. Our guests kindly shared their own experience in building the culture of trust and becoming the leader in their teams.   Enjoy listening!   Intro Music is generated by Mubert - https://mubert.com/render
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November 25, 2021
Engineering Growth with Rambod Kermanizadeh, Peter Asher & Nick Flynn
Vectorly launches a new series of episodes with Engineering Managers Our guests for the new episode are Rambod Kermanizadeh (Unity Technologies), Peter Asher (Unit21) and Nick Flynn (Spiff Inc). All of them are outstanding software engineers & managers with the prominent working experience. In this episode, we had a chance to talk about Growth in Engineering Teams. We discussed how to manage growth of developers, and should engineering managers be responsible for employees' growth. Moreover, our guests shared their experience on effective ways to develop new skills, and revealed how to grow in different career positions. Blitz Questions: By the end of this episode, our guests shared what books could help you to grow developers' skills in your team. Enjoy listening! Intro Music is generated by Mubert - https://mubert.com/render
39:52
November 16, 2021
Engineering Productivity with Dhara Doshi & Yao Xiao
Vectorly launches a new series of episodes with Engineering Managers Our guests for the new episode are Dhara Doshi (Engineering Manager at Blavity Inc) and Yao Xiao (Director of Algorithm Engineering at AiBee US). Both of them are experienced software engineers & managers with a demonstrated history of working. In this episode, we discussed the productivity in Engineering Teams, pointed out practical measurements for engineering productivity, and how manager can impact developers' productivity. Moreover, our guests kindly shared their own working experience and revealed few cases of measuring the productivity. Enjoy listening! Intro Music is generated by Mubert - https://mubert.com/render
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November 09, 2021
Design Metrics with Jehad Affoneh
Vectorly launches a new series of episodes with Design Leaders. Our guest for the new episode is Jehad Affoneh - Chief Design Officer at Splunk, the world's first Data-to-Everything Platform. Jehad is an experienced design and product leader. Before Splunk he used to lead and grow a team of over 250 talented designers, researchers and engineers in 4 countries.  In this episode of our podcast, we have discussed the process of design team assessment, its importance and how design metrics can be aligned with business goals of the company. Jehad has kindly shared his own experience in working with designers and assessing them, also in overcoming certain barriers during the process.  Enjoy listening!
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April 30, 2021
Design Mentorship with Rania Svoronou
Vectorly launches a new series of episodes with Design Leaders.   Our guest for today's episode is Rania Svoronou - Design Director at IBM NYC. Rania is a keynote speaker, an industry mentor, and has been a guest lecturer at Royal College of Art (London). She gets invited as a Mentor & Judge on multiple Design Events & Hackathons across the world.  In this episode, we discussed the importance of mentorship in a design team, possible outcomes for designers, maintenance of relationship between mentors and mentees, and how diversity and inclusion brings new opportunities for design mentorship. Raina has kindly shared her own experience in leading and mentoring designers with different backgrounds.    Enjoy listening.
37:28
April 20, 2021
Organizing DesignOps with Patrizia Bertini
Vectorly launches a new series of episodes with Design Leaders. Our guest for the new episode is Patrizia Bertini - International DesignOps Lead at Intuit, large fintech company from the US. Pat is experienced in leading E2E Agile cross-disciplinary projects, and guiding multi-national and multidisciplinary teams.   In this episode, we discussed the implementation of DesignOps in a company, pointed out its impact to the company's revenue and employees' personal development. Moreover, Patrizia kindly shared her own experience and revealed few cases on operating several design teams from different countries.   Enjoy listening.
49:45
March 24, 2021
Peter Merholz on Scaling DesignOrgs
Vectorly launches a new series of episodes with Design Leaders. Our first guest is Peter Merholz, one of the founders of Adaptive Path, co-author of Org Design for Design Orgs and one the world leading consultants on scaling design. We discussed 5 stages of Design Organization Evolution, levels and Career Paths (skills, positions, roles), Super Senior IC, how design managers can "sell" the design management and why companies should implement framework and what they get from it (Reputation, Retention, Recruiting). Enjoy listening.
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February 17, 2021