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For founders, leaders and senior managers of South West based technology companies

This blog offers practical management tips that help you grow and manage your start-up, scale-up, or maturing technology company. Please navigate to ‘all leadership tips’, or search by keyword

Learning points from recent Threads discussion events:

People: How do you provide a good candidate experience during the technical assessment?

Tips on providing a positive candidate experience for software engineers undertaking a technical assessment, for busy managers and founders of growing technology companies – from the 2021 series of Threads discussions. Discussion host: Adam Dangoor, senior engineer, technical interviewer and interview coach. Context The best software engineers will often have a choice of which companyContinue reading “People: How do you provide a good candidate experience during the technical assessment?”

Ops: How should you adapt your approach, as a leader of remote engineers?

Tips on adapting your leadership to guide your remote software engineers. Discussion host: Robert Turnbull, Agile Coach and Director of Agile Services Context The honeymoon period of exploring remote working is over. It’s now business as usual. Things won’t ‘go back’ to how they were, things will ‘go through’ to the new normal – beContinue reading “Ops: How should you adapt your approach, as a leader of remote engineers?”

People: How do you interview a software engineer/developer on engineering rigour?

Tips on interviewing software engineers/developers for the required level of engineering rigour, for busy managers and founders of growing technology companies – from the 2021 series of Threads discussions. Discussion host: Adam Dangoor, senior engineer, technical interviewer and interview coach. Context Many interview processes assess familiarity with a technical stack, but this only tells partContinue reading “People: How do you interview a software engineer/developer on engineering rigour?”

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