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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#154 - Scale a Fast and Resilient Company With Lean - Catherine Chabiron & Fabrice Bernhard

Catherine Chabiron is a Lean expert and the co-author of “Learning to Scale at Theodo Group”. In this episode, Catherine and Fabrice–the co-founder and CTO of Theodo–shared their lessons learned from implementing Lean at a fast-growing scale-up company.

#153 - Architecture Modernization: Socio-Technical Alignment of Software, Strategy, and Structure - Nick Tune

Nick Tune is a principal consultant and the author of “Architecture Modernization”. In this episode, we discussed how organizations can successfully go through an architecture modernization journey.

#152 - Craft Your Code with Software Craftsmanship - Srihari Sridharan

Srihari Sridharan is a software architect and the author of “Craft Your Code”. In this episode, Srihari talked about software craftsmanship–how to produce high-quality code and become better software engineers.

#151 - Build Your Model for Leadership and Leading Change - Marsha Acker

Marsha Acker is the author of “Build Your Model for Leading Change” and the host of “Defining Moments of Leadership” podcast. In this episode, we discussed the importance of building our own model for leadership and leading change, and how to achieve a more effective communication.

#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.