Tag: Management

  • Some newbie thoughts about Roadmaps

    TLDR: from my perspective as a CTO-doing-product-manager-stuff, the key part of building a roadmap is not what the document says, but what I learn and the connections I make through building it and maintaining it. If I just throw a bunch of features in a planner with no clear alignment to the org’s goals and…

  • Remote work is not a catch-all excuse for bad team communications.

    When you have offices, a lot of your communication happens face to face, and most of those interactions aren’t documented anywhere. Jeff said “paint the walls red”, and Anna’s team did exactly that. If this happened in a hallway chat, there is no documentation of why they decided to do it, or when. If there…

  • Challenges of remote work

    I’m a huge fan of remote work. It’d be hard to convince me to take a role where I need to go to an office every day. Even as a remote work believer, there are still days when I wish we could get everyone in the same room for an hour without it being a…

  • Open offices are not for everyone.

    “Remote isn’t for everyone.” is something I heard many times over the years. While I believe that’s absolutely true, I also believe that shared offices are not for everyone. Even offices with doors that close aren’t for everyone. Open offices are considered the “one size fits all” of work environments. They’re advertised as a good…