Many software companies have adopted the OKR system. Compared to the old-fashioned yearly SMART goals, the shorter quarterly-based objectives of OKRs are more likely to result in strategic initiative completion due to the shorter feedback loop and regular monthly updates.

On the other hand, it is more challenging for a…


You will come to a point where knowledge gathering from more senior peers becomes less enriching. While reading, you might stumble upon an article describing an obscure tool or innovative technology that could solve your product’s issue. In two days, you’ll come up with an integration of the new cloud…

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Life is fun! Joining a new company in April 2020 couldn’t have been easier: The Prague HQ office got closed due to the virus whose name we shall not mention. That said, all my individual introductions with engineers, team leads, my peers, and the leadership board were done remotely, video…

Great people are active in self-learning

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For a Software Developer, it can feel unrealistic to think of being the Engineering Manager of, say, dozens of people in the future.

Time passes by. The future turns into the present.

One day you realize that being a manager has the potential to dramatically increase the influence you have…

In engineering management, my vision is to create a productive software delivery environment that developers are proud to work in, with a focus on tangible outcomes across the company.

It’s a system with the proper guidelines and the right level of automation, so standard development work gets done seamlessly. That’s…

My humble effort to put the topmost indicators of what defines great software companies in the first place.

Do I trust the Product?

It is the Product which matters, not the technology.

Are you fully on board with the Product`s vision? Alternatively, I like to judge the Product`s impact via its simplicity: Is the Product…

Marian Kamenistak

VP of Engineering @ Mews. SW Products Builder. Engineering leadership coach and advisor. Making the software delivery process work.

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