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Building & Scaling up a Tech Team

Building & Scaling up a Tech Team

Talk delivered at eChai Developers Summit on 22nd April, 2022. I talked about the challenges tackled and practices we followed while building and scaling up a tech team.

Paresh Mayani

April 22, 2022
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  1. Building & Scaling up a Tech Team Paresh Mayani, Co-Founder

    & CEO @ SolGuruz @pareshmayani
  2. Challenges • • • • • • • Hiring Puzzles

    Communication Challenges Team Management Brand, Cultures & Values Micromanagement Code Quality & Architecture Repetitive tasks and Automation
  3. Hiring Puzzles • • • • Don't put all the

    eggs in 1 basket For 1 position, Hire 2 Don't let the monopoly build Keep the hiring always open
  4. Hiring Challenges • • Career page should be distilled clear

    Should represent your processes and culture
  5. Hiring Challenges ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ Most Important Think

    and hire from candidates' point of view Perks How you are unique and different Culture Growth
  6. Communication Challenges • • • Daily Scrum Calls Evening Status

    update Weekly report
  7. Communication Challenges • ☐ ☐ ☐ Department Meetings Review department

    progress Department Goals and achievement Define department processes & practices
  8. Team Management • • • • • • • •

    Generate Leaders within the organisation Build Tasks Ownership Promote the talented individuals 1-on-1 Mentorship / Buddy Define onboarding process Rewards, Perks and Appreciations Career Growth KPI / OKR
  9. Branding, Culture & Values • • • • Build the

    brand Enforce values, mission and vision from top to bottom Friendly atmosphere and Flexible environment Build consensus before rolling out any processes
  10. Micromanagement • • • Don't do micro management It's a

    slow poison Let the team members fails, retry and learn from the failures
  11. Code Quality & Architecture • • • • • Department

    bible Define processes & practices Peer to Peer code review Implement Static Code Analysis practices Have team members exploring the new tech and practices
  12. Repetitive Tasks & Automation • • • Automate as many

    as mundane tasks possible Examples: Implemented CI/CD (aka build automation) Implement Automated code review (Static Code Analysis)
  13. Let's Stay in Touch @pareshmayani https://www.linkedin.com/in/pareshmayani/