Engineering managers on the frontline of transformation
Jun 09, 2023
9:00 AM MST-10:00 AM MST
What you'll learn
Cat Hicks, PhD and the Developer Success Lab have a conversation with Shay McDonough, Engineering Manager at ClearCompany, and Bedford West, CTO and Co-Founder at Cultiveit, about common challenges and success stories in transforming the teams they manage.
In our last Developer Success Summit, we discussed the Developer Success Lab’s findings and corresponding recommendations from their study, Developer Thriving: the four factors that drive Software Developer Productivity across industries.
This time, we’re taking an even more applied approach. In this Developer Success Summit, you’ll learn:
Best practices for implementing transformational changes that create high-performing engineering teams
Actionable examples and stories about translating and advocating for engineering work within an organization
The two kinds of visibility engineering leaders should care about, and why visibility is a powerful way to increase team performance, code quality, and ultimately, profitability
We’ll also touch on other challenges engineering managers are facing as they serve as the “frontline” of engineering transformation, and how healthy measurement can help.
Check out our second white paper in our three-part Developer Thriving series on how visibility leads to higher performing teams and better business outcomes. To recap some of what was covered in the first summit, download our first white paper on the Developer Thriving framework here.
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Agenda / Presenters
Dr. Cat Hicks
VP of Research Insights, Flow
As the VP of Research Insights and the Director of the Developer Success Lab at Pluralsight, Cat Hicks studies the science of how developer teams learn and thrive. Cat is a social science leader in tech with expertise leading applied research teams to explore complex areas of human behavior, empirical intervention, and evidence science. Cat serves on the Advisory Council of the University of San Diego Center for Digital Civil Society, as a research affiliate in STEM education research at UC San Diego, and as an advocate for increasing education access. She holds a Ph.D. in Quantitative Experimental Psychology from UC San Diego, was an inaugural Fellow in the UC San Diego Design Lab, and has led research at organizations such as Google and Khan Academy.
Engineering Manager at ClearCompany
Shay is an Engineering Manager at ClearCompany. She has served in a number of roles within her organization from product development, platform engineering, and most recently in management. She is always striving to learn new technologies, best practices, and patterns to support her team in any way she can. Outside of work, Shay enjoys skiing, rock climbing, and knitting.
CTO & Co-Founder at Cultiveit
Bedford West is the CTO & Co-Founder at Cultiveit, a B2B HR tech company that's working to solve burnout. Cultiveit recently launched BurnoutBot, an app for Slack that automates burnout prevention via smart nudges for teams based on their behaviors. Cultiveit additionally provides managers and teams with research-based action plans and learning and development programs around burnout and wellness. The result is improved employee engagement, productivity, and retention.