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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#140 - Tech Founding Lessons from an Incorrigible Entrepreneur - Jothy Rosenberg

Jothy Rosenberg is a serial entrepreneur with exits of over $100 million and the author of an upcoming book “Think Like a Tech Founder”. In this episode, Jothy shared his valuable lessons learned on founding and managing a startup and his inspiring message on overcoming physical disability.

#137 - Lean DevOps: A Practical Guide to On-Demand Delivery - Robert Benefield

Robert Benefield is the author of “Lean DevOps: A Practical Guide to On Demand Service Delivery”. In this episode, Robert shared insights from his book on how to build successful IT delivery organizations by knowing the target outcomes, building situational awareness, and making effective and timely decisions.

#136 - Privacy Engineering: How to Build for Data Privacy - Nishant Bhajaria

Nishant Bhajaria is cybersecurity and data privacy executive and the author of “Data Privacy: A Runbook for Engineers”. In this episode, we discussed the importance of data privacy, privacy engineering, and why it is becoming a key concern for users, companies, and regulators.

#135 - Microservice Reflection & Scaling Complex Adaptive System - James Lewis

James Lewis is a Director at ThoughtWorks and a pioneer of microservice architecture. In this episode, James shared his reflection on microservice architecture and its evolution. He also shared insights on how hierarchy types can affect an organization’s growth rate based on complexity science.

#134 - A Developer-Centric Approach to Measuring and Improving Productivity - Margaret-Anne Storey & Abi Noda

Margaret-Anne Storey and Abi Noda are the coauthors of the latest ACM paper “DevEx: What Actually Drives Productivity”. In this episode, we discussed how we can better measure and improve developer productivity based on the three core dimensions of developer experience.

#133 - Software Requirements Essentials - Karl Wiegers

Karl Wiegers is the coauthor of “Software Requirements Essentials”. In this episode, we discussed 6 essential software requirements practices and the importance of having good software requirements for becoming an effective software development team.

#131 - Data Essentials in Software Architecture - Pramod Sadalage

Pramod Sadalage is a Director at ThoughtWorks and the co-author of the Jolt Award winning “Refactoring Databases”. In this episode, Pramod explained why dealing with data is hard in software architecture and some data related concerns we should think about when making architecture decisions.