"What should we work on?" is probably the most consequential question you need to help your team and company answer. Should we focus on:
As an engineer, you can influence that decision to ensure your team provides the best experience for your customers and the best opportunity for the business. Clearly mapping your work to the company's goals and success will give you the motivation and purpose needed to engage with and feel proud of your work. It will likely get you your next promotion too!
Let's discuss how you can make sure the work you do has the best impact by:
With over 19 years of experience in the software industry, Maria Gutierrez is Head of Engineering and co-site lead at Intercom London. Maria was formerly the VP of Engineering at Edinburgh-based FreeAgent, one of the UK's largest and most popular online accounting software providers. She previously worked at LivingSocial leading globally distributed teams, and at Adobe where she worked in the developer technologies group. Maria is one of the directors of the Women Who Code Edinburgh network.