Better Managed Development

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ABOUT THIS COURSE

About the Better Managed Development Framework

Have you wondered, marveled even, at the effectiveness of “big tech” companies like Facebook, Amazon, Google etc? What makes them tick? How are they so sought after, bring so many high-quality products to market? How are they able to motivate a global, distributed workforce to continue pump out industry-defining products at scale?

Is it their gargantuan engineering budget?

No, it’s their engineering culture. 

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About the Better Managed Development Framework

Have you wondered, marveled even, at the effectiveness of “big tech” companies like Facebook, Amazon, Google etc? What makes them tick? How are they so sought after, bring so many high-quality products to market? How are they able to motivate a global, distributed workforce to continue pump out industry-defining products at scale?

Is it their gargantuan engineering budget?

No, it’s their engineering culture. 

Based on our combined decades of experience as software engineers and engineering leaders from startups to Fortune 100 companies, we’ve developed the industry’s first framework for better managing a technical organization’s culture.

Better Managed Development

Better Managed Development is an outcome-based framework to define the specific People, Processes and Tools that build capabilities, to yield desirable outcomes for the modern software engineering organization. After the mold of the Agile framework, we provide this framework as a method for engineering leaders to take deliberate control of specific aspects of how they do business.

Focused fundamentally on

  • Bottom-Up Leadership
  • Ownership

The Better Managed Development framework will help you properly define playbooks for how

Non-management:

    1. Collaborate with each other
    2. Collaborate with management
    3. Engage with strategic initiatives
    4. Exercise their autonomy for the benefit of the business
    5. Grow on the job as technical experts

While management:

    1. Supports the autonomy and growth of software engineers
    2. Promotes healthy relationships with partners of the engineering organization
    3. Break down silos in the organization
    4. Maintains guardrails and controls that ensure their organization’s culture remains strong and healthy

BMD integrates perfectly with Agile, Shift-Left and OKRs to bring you a framework that bridges the gap between management and engineers to provide a singular alignment and buy-in that no other framework provides.

With BMD you can define a blueprint for your organization to scale your leadership capacity, while maintaining high levels of engagement, retention and attraction of talent.

You too can curate high-tech engineering culture for a fraction of the cost to “big tech” companies.

Build the Software Engineering Team of Your Dreams

Use the Better Managed Development framework to develop

  • An emerging leadership pipeline to refine the next generation of your engineering leaders
  • Developer guilds and Employee Resource Groups (ERG) to serve the cohesion and collaboration needs of your engineers
  • Metrics and quality controls around the state of your engineering culture

 

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Build the Software Engineering Team of Your Dreams 

Use the Better Managed Development framework to develop

  • An emerging leadership pipeline to refine the next generation of your engineering leaders
  • Developer guilds and Employee Resource Groups (ERG) to serve the cohesion and collaboration needs of your engineers
  • Metrics and quality controls around the state of your engineering culture
  • A stewardship model that gives your engineers more control and ownership over your codebase
  • Ensure a consistent approach to middle-management translating strategy to tactical execution
  • Grow in-house talent with greater efficacy
  • A holistic strategy for communicating the pillars of your organization’s engineering culture

Better Managed Development for Engineers

  • Building the product should be as straightforward as you can make it
  • Supporting the product should be as straightforward as you can make it
  • Testing the product should be as straightforward as you can make it
  • Upgrading the product should be as straightforward as you can make it
  • Build the product to tell you what went wrong and how
  • Shift the guardrails as leftward as you can make them
  • Don’t shrinkwrap your product
  • Seek the feedback of your customers and partners at key quality gates

Better Managed Development for Engineering Leaders

  • Actively manage scope, capacity and timelines
  • Actively engineer context sharing
  • Actively engineer communication loops
  • Actively manage goals
  • Actively engineer opportunities
  • Actively engineer skill-sets
  • Actively manage delivery risk
  • Actively engineer goodwill
  • The Peter Principle is the enemy
  • The business and engineering are in a partnership, not a “customership”
  • Know your customers

How to get started?

Talk to us about a free engineering culture assessment, with free recommendations on opportunities to take your operation to the next level!

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Embedded Program

We will spend 3-6 months embedded with your organization to guide, coach and implement our recommendations

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1-Week Bootcamp

Let us coach you on the fundamentals of engineering culture, Better Managed Development and the programs and initiatives you could implement to improve your team’s engineering culture

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