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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#105 - Coaching for Technical Leaders - Bob Galen

Bob Galen is the President & Principal Agile Coach at RGCG and a prolific writer, blogger, and podcaster. In this episode, Bob and I discussed coaching and leadership from his latest book “Extraordinarily Badass Agile Coaching” and why he suggests that coaching is an essential core leadership skill.

#104 - Growing Through Experimentation - Lisi Hocke

Lisi Hocke is an active figure in the global testing community. In this episode, Lisi shared her lessons learned growing an experiment-driven quality culture and her personal transformation journey learning in public and growing her technical confidence.

#103 - Software Development Pearls - Karl Wiegers

Karl Wiegers is the author of “Software Development Pearls” and a Principal Consultant at Process Impact. In this episode, Karl shared some lessons he has learned over the past five decades of his career.

#102 - Building Inspired & Empowered Product Teams - Marty Cagan

Marty Cagan is the founder of SVPG and the author of “Inspired” and “Empowered”. In this episode, we discussed how companies ought to build great products by learning from the best product companies and how to create an empowered product team by having clear product vision and strategy.

#101 - My Engineering Leadership Story & 100 Episodes Reflection - Henry Suryawirawan

Henry Suryawirawan is the host of the Tech Lead Journal podcast. In this episode, hosted by Jerome Poudevigne, we uncovered lessons from Henry’s career journey and from running the Tech Lead Journal podcast.

#100 - Modern Software Engineering - Dave Farley

Dave Farley is the co-author of “Continuous Delivery” book and runs the popular “Continuous Delivery” YouTube channel. In this episode, we discussed Dave's latest book, “Modern Software Engineering”, on how to build better software faster by becoming experts at learning and managing complexity.

#99 - Better Software With Acceptance Test-Driven Development - Kenneth Pugh

Kenneth Pugh is the author of “Lean-Agile Acceptance Test-Driven Development” and thought leader on ATTD and BDD. In this episode, Ken explained in-depth the concept of acceptance tests and ATDD and shared why they are beneficial for delivering better software.

#98 - Professional Agile Leadership With Empiricism, Catalytic Leadership, and Self-Management for Agility - Kurt Bittner

Kurt Bittner is the author and editor of many books on agile product development, including co-authoring the recent “Professional Agile Leader” book. In this episode, we discussed the importance of empiricism in agility and the important role of catalytic leadership in building self-managing teams.

#97 - Personal Kanban & Collaboration Equation - Jim Benson

Jim Benson is the co-author of “Personal Kanban” and is currently working on his upcoming book “The Collaboration Equation”. In this episode, we discussed Personal Kanban, the collaboration equation, and the concept of collaborative leadership.

#96 - Practical Guide to Implementing SRE and SLOs - Alex Hidalgo

Alex Hidalgo is the Principal Reliability Advocate at Nobl9 and author of “Implementing Service Level Objectives”. In this episode, we discussed the practical guide on how to implement SRE culture, which includes implementing SLIs, SLOs, and error budgets to maintain our service reliability.