(2019 - 7 of 10) Building Impact Through Essentialism

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September 27, 2019

(2019 - 7 of 10) Building Impact Through Essentialism

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“Building Impact Through Essentialism“ - Erica Stanley, Engineering Manager, Salesloft

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New and experienced engineering leaders can struggle with understanding how to drive impact on our teams. Whether we’re individual contributors or managers, the more we grow, the more responsibilities we collect. Inevitably, we find ourselves with more responsibilities than time or resources. We might fall into the trap of trying to get it all done—with our teams, personal productivity, and even our health possibly suffering in the process. Perhaps the way to build impact isn’t doing all the things, but doing the right things. This is essentialism in a nutshell. We’ll discuss ways essentialism can help us become better leaders and ensure our teams are working with clarity and purpose.

About Erica:

Erica Stanley is an engineer, entrepreneur and diversity & inclusion advocate. She is an engineering manager for the integrations and analytics teams at SalesLoft – where she’s helping grow the product engineering team for the 4th fastest growing software company in North America. Erica is active in the Atlanta technology community. She founded the Atlanta network of Women Who Code, where she organizes conferences, hackathons, workshops and networking events for women technologists. She also helps develop and teach youth coding programs and mentors entrepreneurs for local incubators and accelerators.

About Calibrate:

Calibrate was a conference for new engineering leaders hosted by seasoned engineering leaders. Organized and hosted by Sharethrough, it was conducted yearly in September, from 2015-2019 in San Francisco, California.

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    THROUGH ESSENTIALISM BUILDING Erica Stanley @ericastanley #Calibrate2019
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    Non-essentialist Lifestyles Story Time with Erica A Cautionary Tale 2
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    Do All the Things! At the Same Time!…?
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    Point 5
  6. Breaking Point CONFERENCE SPEAKER Speaking internationally throughout the year CONFERENCE

    ORGANIZER Started a brand new conference for Women in Tech COMMUNITY ORGANIZER Women Who Code Atlanta Director ENGINEERING MANAGER Started completely new role at a new company 6
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  9. ESSENTIALISM Essentialism is the disciplined, systematic approach for determining where

    our highest point of contribution lies, then making execution of those things almost effortless. Less, but better. THE DISCIPLINED PURSUIT OF LESS 9
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    Essentialist Principles •Choice is an Action •The Prevalence of Noise •The Reality of Tradeoffs •Living by Design, not Default •Getting the Right Things Done •Celebrate the small wins •Ongoing Process
  11. 1. EXPLORE Identify the vital few. 2. ELIMINATE Cut out

    the trivialities. 3. EXECUTE Make it effortless. 11 Essentialist Process
  12. BENEFITS •Clearly defined path to impactful results •Working with purpose

    •Prevents/ reduces burnout 12
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    Essential from the Noise 13
  14. The Essential from the Noise CONFERENCE SPEAKER Speaking internationally throughout

    the year CONFERENCE ORGANIZER Started a brand new conference for Women in Tech COMMUNITY ORGANIZER Women Who Code Atlanta Director ENGINEERING MANAGER Started completely new role at a new company 14
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    to Build Essentialism into Your Processes 15
  16. 16 Essentialism At Work DETERMINE WHAT’S ESSENTIAL DETERMINE AREA OF

    IMPACT ELIMINATE EXECUTE 02 03 04 01
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  18. 18 Benefits of Essentialism for Engineers • Less context-switching •

    Clear, defined progress towards deadlines • Higher quality code • more testable, verifiable code with fewer defects • High Ownership, Motivation and Engagement • Career Progression
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    Context-switching Story Time with Erica Zoe’s Tale 19
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    Eisenhower Decision Matrix
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    on Quality Story Time with Erica Jordan’s Tale 21
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  23. 23 Benefits of Essentialism for Engineering Leaders • Build trust

    with your teams • Build high-performing teams • Clear, defined progress helps shorten feedback loop of management • Career Progression
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    See You Next Time The Break!
  25. 25 Benefits of Essentialism for Engineering Leaders • Build trust

    with your teams • Build high-performing teams • Clear, defined progress helps shorten feedback loop of management • Career Progression
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  28. 28 Benefits of Essentialism for Teams • Communication of Vision

    • Stronger tie to work • Less roadmap thrashing • Cuts back on context-switching • Shared ownership and collaboration • Team Clarity • Easily Identify/ Resolve Impediments • Constantly Refining Processes • Buffer Time
  29. 29 Benefits of Essentialism for Teams • Team Clarity •

    Easily Identify/ Resolve Impediments • Constantly Refining Processes • Buffer Time • Distractions more easily identified • Solve for your “Slowest camper” • Dependencies revealed and tracked earlier in development • More Productive Heads down time • Scheduled heads down time • No Meetings Week • Team Offsites
  30. 30 Benefits of Essentialism for Teams • Team Clarity •

    Easily Identify/ Resolve Impediments • Constantly Refining Processes • Buffer Time • Constant Work in Progress • Collaborating with different orgs • Healthy Conflict • Asking courageous questions • Essential Meetings • required vs optional attendees
  31. 31 Benefits of Essentialism for Teams • Team Clarity •

    Easily Identify/ Resolve Impediments • Constantly Refining Processes • Buffer Time • Gives time to work on things important to the engineering org • Stability, quality, performance • Scheduled feature development breaks • Quality quarters • Engineering week • Gives time to focus on engineers’ individual personal and professional development
  32. 32 Essentialism At Work DETERMINE WHAT’S ESSENTIAL DETERMINE AREA OF

    IMPACT ELIMINATE EXECUTE 02 03 04 01
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    See You Next Time The Break!