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Discussion on: Being VP Of Engineering Is Harder Than Being CEO

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That is a good challenge. The answer is probably more nuanced than can be captured in a comment board :) but I'll try.

  1. Our community of users has reported that bringing metrics about their team on a regular basis build a new level of trust with the c-level, so that their requests for more "non-functional" or research work are better received.

  2. Metrics can actually uncover areas of your process or teams that could potentially benefit from research time.

  3. Metrics can also serve as a baseline to prove the benefit after the fact. For instance, "Before our research project, our cycle time was 3 days, but since we implemented the changes we found in the research, cycle time is down to 2 days. This means we can deliver faster."

Certainly lots more to discuss in this area. Let me know if you'd be interested in connecting with our team. Our co-founders were both former VPs of Engineering and have lots of experience trying to bridge the gap between engineering and executives. I can connect you with either of them, or you can visit linearb.io and click "Get a Demo" to meet with our team.

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