Scaling Engineering Teams via Writing Things Down and Sharing - aka RFCs


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I have recently been talking at small and mid-size companies, sharing engineering best practices I see us use at Uber, which I would recommend any tech company adopt as they are growing. The one topic that gets both the most raised eyebrows, as well the most "aha!" moments is the one on how the planning process for engineering has worked since the early years of Uber.
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yesterday by GameGamer43
I have recently been talking at small and mid-size companies, sharing engineering best practices I see us use at Uber, which I would recommend any tech company adopt as they are growing.
4 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Perhaps the key to scaling isn’t as complicated as we make it — just write things down!
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5 days ago by thingles
Scaling Engineering Teams via Writing Things Down and Sharing – aka RFCs
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6 days ago by jackysee
```Key Takeaways

1. Have a written document before building something new and create accountability by allowing engineers to discuss, talk and take decisions.
2. Document should include the key shared understanding, architecture and approach to be taken including any thing which might be risky or tricky.
3. Have a written agenda before the meeting, then write up and send out decisions and actions afterwards.
4. "Finally, allowing anyone and everyone to chime in is a key part of keeping a consi...
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6 days ago by acrookston
As unlikely it might sound, the above process both works and scales really well, from a handful of engineers to teams of thousands. It addresses not only issues on visibility or reducing tech/architecture debt, but also spreading knowledge and having engineers be more engaged day to day. This is the one, simple process I recommend any small or medium tech team to do, especially if they are in a growth phase. It's also the process we've successfully used and iterated on at Uber, going from tens of engineers to a couple of thousand ones.
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7 days ago by seanodonnell
Scaling Engineering Teams via Writing Things Down and Sharing - aka RFCs I have recently been talking at small and mid-size companies, sharing engineering best practices I see us use at Uber, which I would recommend any tech company adopt as they are growing. via Pocket
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8 days ago by jeremyday
I have recently been talking at small and mid-size companies, sharing engineering best practices I see us use at Uber, which I would recommend any tech company…
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8 days ago by dorianj
I have recently been talking at small and mid-size companies, sharing engineering best practices I see us use at Uber, which I would recommend any tech company adopt as they are growing. The one topic that gets both the most raised eyebrows, as well the most "aha!" moments is the
8 days ago by cmhamill