Engineering Management

Ensuring Code Quality and Efficiency in Product-Centric Organizations

A product-centric team needs metrics that track code quality and efficiency just as much as it needs metrics to track busines...
Ersin Yilmaz
Ersin Yilmaz
4 min read

When You Are A New Manager

Being a new manager can be anxiety inducing for anyone. This is true whether you are joining a new company as a manager, swit...
Ersin Yilmaz
Ersin Yilmaz
4 min read

Team Check-In Meetings

The goal of regular check-in conversations is to ensure that your team members are performing at their grade.
Ersin Yilmaz
Ersin Yilmaz
3 min read

OKR Overview: Setting Objectives & Key Results

There are many ways that a company can set itself above the rest, but in my experience setting, tracking, communicating and g...
Ersin Yilmaz
Ersin Yilmaz
5 min read

Driving Cross Functional Collaborations to Success

It has been my experience that companies small or large tend to struggle with driving cross functional collaborations to succ...
Ersin Yilmaz
Ersin Yilmaz
5 min read

Personal Growth Plan

Witnessing a junior team member fresh out of school gain the skills and experiences they need to be able to take on larger sc...
Ersin Yilmaz
Ersin Yilmaz
4 min read

Creating Your Team Charter

A team charter is a document that outlines a team's overall mission, resources and scope. A team charter document should be t...
Ersin Yilmaz
Ersin Yilmaz
3 min read

Skip Level Meetings

Holding skip level meetings is a good tool for senior managers who want to stay in touch with the realities of their organiza...
Ersin Yilmaz
Ersin Yilmaz
5 min read

Accountability vs Responsibility

Accountability and responsibility are often used interchangeably in conversations without fully recognizing what each word is...
Ersin Yilmaz
Ersin Yilmaz
3 min read

Growing Individual Contributors As Leaders

The term individual contributor goes beyond someone who produces value through their technical ability alone. Yes, an individ...
Ersin Yilmaz
Ersin Yilmaz
3 min read

Guide to Engineering Operations

Engineering operations is putting together tools and processes to help engineering organizations solve the right problems and...
Ersin Yilmaz
Ersin Yilmaz
6 min read

Book Summary of High Output Management by Andrew Grove

High Output Management was suggested to me as a good read for managers when I joined Dropbox. The book is written by the late...
Ersin Yilmaz
Ersin Yilmaz
11 min read