DEV Community

Cover image for Have Engineering Leaders Become Too Hands-off?
Conor Bronsdon for LinearB

Posted on • Originally published at

Have Engineering Leaders Become Too Hands-off?

On this week’s episode of Dev Interrupted, co-host Conor Bronsdon welcomes Francisco Trindade, Director of Engineering at Braze, to discuss strategies to improve collaboration and effectiveness within engineering teams.

Francisco notes a shift in the tech industry over the past decade from focusing on rapid hiring and individual growth to a need for more effective team dynamics. Criticizing the tech industry's aversion to micromanagement, he argues that it has inadvertently resulted in a lack of focus on team effectiveness and proposes a renewed emphasis on fostering productive environments for engineers to fully realize their potential.

Episode Highlights:

  • (2:20) Managers can't be micromanagers
  • (4:40) Francisco's three key aspects to improving team effectiveness
  • (11:15) Creating the right incentives for your team
  • (14:00) How to work with teams around the world
  • (21:15) Increasing engineering team efficiency
  • (27:30) What is Braze?

Read the full episode transcript

While you’re here, check out this video from our YouTube channel, and be sure to like and subscribe when you do!

Want to cut code-review time by up to 40%? Add estimated review time to pull requests automatically!

gitStream is the free dev tool from LinearB that eliminates the No. 1 bottleneck in your team’s workflow: pull requests and code reviews. After reviewing the work of 2,000 dev teams, LinearB’s engineers and data scientists found that pickup times and code review were lasting 4 to 5 days longer than they should be.

The good news is that they found these delays could be eliminated largely by adding estimated review time to pull requests!

Learn more about how gitStream is making coding better HERE.

Start using gitstream today!

Top comments (0)