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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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#175 - How to Solve Real-World Data Analysis Problems - David Asboth

David Asboth is the author of “Solve Any Data Analysis Problem” and co-host of the “Half Stack Data Science”. In this episode, he shares practical tips for solving real-world data analysis challenges. We also discuss data analysis best practices and the current impact of AI on data analysis.

#174 - The Hard Truths of Software Development and How to Succeed - Venkat Subramaniam

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is a renowned figure in the software development community and founder of Agile Developer, Inc. In this episode, Venkat sheds light on the frequently overlooked challenges of software development and provides valuable insights for succeeding in the field.

#173 - Flow Engineering: Collaborative Mapping for Effective Action at Scale - Steve Pereira & Andrew Davis

Steve Pereira and Andrew Davis are the authors of “Flow Engineering”. In this episode, we discuss why traditional scaling methods focusing on rigid coordination hinders progress and how flow engineering offers a solution to overcome misalignment and optimize organization performance at scale.

#172 - The Quality Mindset with Holistic and Risk-Based Testing Strategies - Mark Winteringham

Mark Winteringham is a quality engineer and the author of “Testing Web APIs”. In this episode, discover how holistic, risk-based testing strategies can transform your software quality. Also, learn from his upcoming book how AI will evolve the roles of testers and developers.

#171 - The Delicate Art of Bureaucracy and Adaptive Ethics - Mark Schwartz

Mark Schwartz is an acclaimed author and an Enterprise Strategist at AWS. In this episode, we discuss how to turn any bureaucracy into a good bureaucracy and how leaders can make better ethical decisions in the current fast-paced business world.

#170 - Essential Communication Patterns for Developers and Technical Leaders - Jacqui Read

Jacqui Read, author of “Communication Patterns,” joins in this episode to discuss why strong communication skills are crucial for developers and technical leaders, often surpassing the importance of merely technical expertise.

#169 - User Experience Design: The Key to Creating a Sustainable Business Moat - Satyam Kantamneni

Satyam Kantamneni is the CEO of UXReactor and the author of “User Experience Design”. In this episode, Satyam provides insights into how experience-driven organizations establish strong business moats and unlock incredible business values.

#168 - Serverless as a Game Changer - Joseph Emison

Are you ever frustrated by your software development team getting bogged down doing undifferentiated tasks? In this episode, Joseph Emison, CTO of Branch Insurance and author of “Serverless as a Game Changer,” suggests how serverless technology can streamline the way we do software development.

#167 - Uncovering Blind Spots: How Great Leaders Unleash Great Performance - Marisa Murray

Marisa Murray is the CEO of Leaderley and the author of “Blind Spots”. In this episode, Marisa delves into blind spots and explains why leaders must uncover them to become truly effective and deliver more impact and performance for the organizations we lead.

#166 - The Kanban Guide You Should Know About - Colleen Johnson

Colleen Johnson is the CEO of ProKanban, and in this episode, we delve into the fundamentals of Kanban and how to optimize your workflow. You’ll learn important Kanban concepts you should know about, such as work item age, workflow policy, flow metrics, and Service Level Expectation (SLE).