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Stupid Things Orgs Do That Kill Productivity

Dan Lines
Published: May 10, 2022

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At LinearB, we like to think we spend all our time figuring out how to unlock developer potential. To find ways to let devs do more of the work they love and reduce the amount of time they spend dealing with needless hurdles, idling and churn.

We’re not the only ones thinking about how to do this, though. At our recent INTERACT panel, we assembled amazing engineering leaders from Netflix, FloSports and the newsletter to give us their inside knowledge on how they increase productivity and promote creativity in their own organizations.

One of the highlights of our INTERACT conference, this panel conversation is filled with real wisdom and takeaways we hope you can apply to your own teams the moment it’s over.

Enjoy – and don’t forget to fill out our very first listener survey!

Episode Highlights Include:

  • (2:38) How Netflix defines developer productivity
  • (9:00) Cultural changes for remote-first dev teams
  • (18:03) Why daily ceremonies are “stupid and arbitrary” 
  • (18:32) Creating a product mindset for developers
  • (27:24) Say “no” to status updates
  • (32:10) Improving non-coding time
  • (38:00) Tracking idle time and cognitive reload

Starved for top-level software engineering content? Need some good tips on how to manage your team? This article is inspired by Dev Interrupted – the go-to podcast for engineering leaders.

Dev Interrupted features expert guests from around the world to explore strategy and day-to-day topics ranging from dev team metrics to accelerating delivery. With new guests every week from Google to small startups, the Dev Interrupted Podcast is a fresh look at the world of software engineering and engineering management.

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