Tech Leadership Weekly, Issue 2

A weekly dose of management, process, and leadership. Issue 2.


Joel Spolsky
 The Identity Management Method

As Joel points out, there are a couple of approaches to management. Getting your team to intrinsically understand and embrace the goals of the organization is hard. It is the most effective way to lead, especially a technical team. For contrast, I recommend reading the ‘Command and Control Management’, and ‘Econ 101 Management’ posts as well. They are referenced in the article.

Reading Time: 5 minutes (15 minutes for all three posts)


First Round
 This Product Prioritization System Nabbed Pandora 70 Million Monthly Users with Just 40 Engineers

The business landscape around us changes quickly, especially for those organizations in the technical space. This post provides a great perspective on how to prioritize, and then act on marketplace opportunities in a timely fashion.

Reading Time: 10 minutes


Zach Holman
 How to Deploy Software

Unless releasing code is fantastically boring, you’re probably doing it wrong. A rapid ‘release and iterate’ cycle allows organizations to maximize opportunities. Streamlining the deployment process can offer a high return on investment. It results in better code, fewer production bugs, and lets a development team move smart and fast. This is a long post, but offers a ton of valuable insight.

Reading Time: 20 minutes


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Originally published at Ramblings on Software and Life.

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