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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#84 - Tech Consulting and Upskilling Others Through Livestreams - Laurențiu Spilcă

Laurențiu Spilcă is a development lead and trainer at Endava, an author of multiple books and a frequent coding livestreamer on YouTube. In this episode, Laurențiu shared his experience as a developer consultant, the importance of soft skills, dealing with projects, and how to produce and structure content.

#83 - Effective Remote Work - James Stanier

James Stanier is the author of “Effective Remote Work” and Director of Engineering at Shopify. In this episode, James shared why remote work is here to stay, the importance of treating everyone as remote, practical tips for individuals and managers, and how remote can become a great leveler towards equality.

#82 - Engineering Leadership Lessons From Scaling Up Bukalapak - Mohammed Alabsi

Mohammed Alabsi is a seasoned technology leader, startup advisor, and angel investor. In this episode, Mohammed shared his lessons learned at Amazon, his experience scaling up Bukalapak engineering to help gear the business towards IPO, and his advice to startups and tech leaders.

#81 - Architecture Is Context—Making the Right Architecture Decisions - Eltjo Poort

Eltjo Poort is the architecture practice lead at CGI Netherlands. In this episode, Eltjo shared the importance of architecture context to make the right architecture decisions, architect’s main responsibilities, the goals of an architecture document, and how to deal with technical debt.

#80 - Personal Agility System - Peter Stevens and Maria Matarelli

Peter Stevens and Maria Matarelli are the co-founders of the Personal Agility Institute and the authors of the “Personal Agility”. In this episode, they shared what Personal Agility System is and how we can apply this framework to create individual and organizational agility by answering the 6 powerful questions.

#79 - Domain-Driven Design With Functional Programming - Scott Wlaschin

Scott Wlaschin is the author of “Domain Modeling Made Functional” and fsharpforfunandprofit.com. In this episode, Scott shared about being a polyglot developer, how to apply functional programming in Domain-Driven Design (DDD), and the importance of effectiveness vs efficiency.

#78 - Alignment: Overcoming Internal Sabotage and Digital Product Failure - Jonathon Hensley

Jonathon Hensley is the CEO of EMERGE and the author of “Alignment”. In this episode, Jonathon shared the concept of alignment, why it is important for leaders to get right in order to deliver successful great products and services, and the 4 levels of alignment.

#77 - Transformational Leadership: A Guide for the Soulful and Practical Leaders - Jardena London

Jardena London is a business transformation consultant and the author of “Cultivating Transformations”. In this episode, Jardena shared about transformational leadership and its 3 different lenses: the “Me”, “We”, and “System” lenses, and how organizations can become thriving and soulful human living systems.

#76 - Learning Domain-Driven Design - Vladik Khononov

Vladik Khononov is the author of “Learning Domain-Driven Design”. In this episode, Vlad shared how DDD can help us in building a shared understanding between domain experts and software engineers by leveraging on the strategic and tactical designs of DDD and the common associated patterns.

#75 - Domain Storytelling: Building Domain-Driven Software Collaboratively - Stefan Hofer

Stefan Hofer is the co-author of “Domain Storytelling”. In this episode, Stefan walked us through how Domain Storytelling works and explained how this technique can help us understand business domain better and bridge the misunderstandings between software developers and domain experts.