By Henry Suryawirawan

Great technical leadership requires more than just great coding skills. It requires a variety of other skills that are not well-defined, and they are not something that we can fully learn in any school or book. Hear from experienced technical leaders sharing their journey and philosophy for building great technical teams and achieving technical excellence. Find out what makes them great and how to apply those lessons to your work and team.

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#150 - How to Think Like a CTO - Alan Williamson

Alan Williamson is the author of “Think Like a CTO”. In this episode, we discussed in-depth how to become a great CTO, including coming up with an engineering vision, working together with the CEO, building high-quality engineering teams, and dealing with imposter syndrome.

#149 - Dynamic Reteaming: The Art and Wisdom of Changing Teams - Heidi Helfand

Heidi Helfand is the author of “Dynamic Reteaming”. In this episode, we discussed dynamic reteaming concept, how it differs from the concept of long-lived teams, and the five patterns of dynamic reteaming.

#148 - Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) Essentials - Jan Molak & John Ferguson Smart

John Smart and Jan Molak are the co-authors of “BDD in Action: Second Edition”. In this episode, we discussed in-depth behavior-driven development (BDD) and its essentials. They also went deep into explaining the screenplay pattern and the Serenity projects.

#147 - Collaborative Software Design: How to Facilitate Domain Modeling Decisions - Evelyn Van Kelle & Gien Verschatse

Evelyn and Gien are the co-authors of “Collaborative Software Design: How to Facilitate Domain Modeling Decisions”. In this episode, we discussed collaborative software design and why we need it in software development.

#146 - Wrong Fit, Right Fit: Why How We Work Matters More Than Ever - Andre Martin

Andre Martin is an organizational psychologist and the author of “Wrong Fit, Right Fit”. In this episode, he shared the challenges of working in the wrong fit company and why it is important for all of us to find the right fit company to work at.

#144 - Better Value Sooner Safer Happier - Jonathan Smart & Simon Rohrer

Jonathan Smart and Simon Rohrer are the co-authors of “Sooner Safer Happier”. In this episode, Jon and Simon shared how we can deliver better outcomes in a more humane way of working, by delivering better value sooner, safer, and happier.

#143 - How to Think Like a Software Engineering Manager - Akanksha Gupta

Akanksha Gupta is the author of “Think Like a Software Engineering Manager”. In this episode, Akanksha described the role of an engineering manager, the key traits of being a good engineering manager, and the three pillars of engineering management.

#142 - The Power of Leadership Principles and Positive Leadership - Michael Foss

Michael Foss is a leadership coach and the founder of CoachFoss LLC. In this episode, we discussed the power of leadership principles and positive leadership, and how to lead a successful process improvement.

#141 - Auditing with Agility: Stop Fearing Your Auditors - Clarissa Lucas

Clarissa Lucas is an audit and risk management leader and the author of “Beyond Agile Auditing”. In this episode, Clarissa shared a novel approach to internal auditing called auditing with agility and its three core components: value-driven auditing, integrated auditing 2.0, and adaptable auditing.