I’ve been reading about Theory of Constraints, and thought I’d interpret in context of engineering management, so here goes. Would love to hear about experiences from folks who have tried some variation or version of this! https://praxis.fortelabs.co/theory-of-constraints-102-local-optima-3ca8d348f146/ : Optimizing each individual department makes things worse. https://praxis.fortelabs.co/theory-of-constraints-104-balance-flow-not-capacity-60baa74ce9f4/ : Optimize for flow of a change through theContinue reading “Theory of Constraints, applied to engineering management”
I talk about my biggest challenges, approach to hiring, advice for new managers, personal habits and that one book recommendation.
Google’s approach to testing is fascinating – in terms of definition, roles, processes, tools.
https://devtomanager.com/interviews/swaroop-c-h/ I talk about my recent transition from developer to manager in this written interview. Apparently, Siddhant Goel, the interviewer, liked this part: What do you tell developers who are considering making the switch or new to the role? Do not do this if you are not ready to focus on people!There is a difference between techContinue reading “Interviewed by dev-to-manager”
It’s winter season and am getting close to a year of full-time engineering management. So, I’m listening to some jazz house music and reflecting on what I have learned. While I have done tech lead roles before, this is the first role I’ve been doing people management full time, i.e. not doing the tech myself. WhyContinue reading “Engineering Management : Lessons learned in first year”
Recently, we stayed for the weekend at a vineyard, via Airbnb. Robin & Mark were absolutely delightful hosts. We had such a warm welcome. The yurt and the view of the Pacific ocean were equally wondrous. We spent the day just walking around the vineyard and then lazing around in the tent. We spent theContinue reading “Glamping in a vineyard at Lago Lomita”
I read The Daily Stoic book by Ryan Holiday around a year ago. It changed my perception of reality with the very first page: Stoicism is an ancient philosophy that focuses on practical life instead of theoretical questions. It is concerned with everyday life and does not concern itself about the stars, heaven, hell, etc. That is whatContinue reading “Stoicism”
Converts a YouTube channel into a podcast.
Here’s an example of clear thinking and elucidation around concurrency
Four years ago, I migrated this blog from WordPress to Jekyll, with the intention of using whatever format I want to use inside Emacs… Subsequently, my posting rate dropped drastically to just 13 posts in 4 years! I don’t think that was a coincidence. Tools matter. I believe the speed and ease of writing dropped drastically.Continue reading “Back to WordPress”