It's the slides which I talked in the event
English Tech LT Jam feat.【アンドパッド｜ユニファ｜iCARE】.
It's updated Manager README of myself.
Unifa Inc. Hiroaki Akanauma
Joined Unifa in February 2015
Worked at M3 Nubee Tokyo
The first full-time engineer at Unifa
CTO since April 2016
What’s Manager README?
Ø yoshiori-san at Cookpad wrote it in Japan.
Ø User's manual about myself
Ø Self-understanding and understanding from others is highly
important for organizational performance.
Ø I wrote ver.20200502 in 2020.
Ø This is the ver.20220217 as an updated version.
Ø Responsible for the system provided by Unifa as a member of the
Ø Leave product development to the members
Ø CTO ≠ “the person with the highest technical skills in the organization”
Ø Respect member’s judgment in how to develop products
Ø Think about how the group of professionals can produce better
output as a team.
Ø Build an environment and structure and do what it takes to
Ø Add the business perspective of management to the perspective
of creating a good product, and think about the direction the team
Ø Install Management's Intentions to the Middle Managers
Hope To Increase Our Market Value
Ø Many of us will eventually leave Unifa.
Ø I want each of you to increase your market value as individuals so
that you can move on.
Ø I want to assign work that will help you do what you want to do
and improve your skills as much as possible.
Ø I want members to be ambitious in their efforts.
Ø I want members to be proactive in your output, both internally and
Ø If you have any thoughts about me, please feel free to give me
Ø Some things I just can't recognize unless you tell me.
Ø It would be helpful if you could also tell me what you think is good,
so that I know it's good to keep it without changing it.
Dislike Words And Actions That Lack Respect
Ø It's possible that the result of your hard work will be a lack of
results, a poor way of proceeding, or a disregard for theories from
professionals in other areas.
Ø Any negative comments or posts on slack, etc. that are mocking
or lacking in respect for it will be considered a problem.
Ø Imagine not only the superficial results, but also the
circumstances behind them!
Ø Constructive discussions and feedback are welcome.
Don’t Want To Micromanage
Ø Basically, I want members to be free to do what they want.
Ø Each of us is comfortable doing things in our own way, and it's
easy for both of us to do what we want without me having to
interfere with the details.
Ø For this reason, I want everyone to have independency and
Ø My management style is so soft.
You Can Call On Me Anytime
Ø If you have something trivial you want to talk about, you can
always call on me.
Ø If I'm unlucky enough to be right before a meeting or have urgent
work to do, I may ask to move the time, but feel free to talk to me.
Ø Mentions to me on Slack are also welcome at night and on
Other Things I Do
Ø Hiring development team members
Ø Tech branding
Ø Product Development Division budget review
Ø Management of actual versus forecast results
Ø Introverted and shy, not good at talking to others, but welcomes
being talked to.
Ø I'm a bit timid, but sometimes I start things on the spur of the
Ø I'm not good at negotiating or dealing.
Ø My blood type is O, so I'm broad and optimistic.
Waiting For People Who Want To Become CTO
Ø I'm not trying to quit.
Ø I want to see someone with the determination to become a CTO.
Ø I will always give the position to someone else if I think they
deserve it more than I do.
It’s Always WIP
Ø This content is a snapshot as of 17th February 2022.
Ø If the roles and ideas change, the content may change or be
revised significantly in the future.