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‘An Elegant Puzzle: System of Engineering Management’ を読んだ


An Elegant Puzzle: Systems of Engineering Management (English Edition)

Yahoo, Digg, Uber, Stripe などの会社で EM/VPoE などの組織をリードしてきた(現在もしている) Will Larson @lethain さん。



There’s a saying that people don’t leave companies, they leave managers. Management is a key part of any organization, yet the discipline is often self-taught and unstructured. Getting to good solutions for complex management challenges can make the difference between fulfillment and frustration for teams, and, ultimately, between the success or failure of companies.

Larson, Will. An Elegant Puzzle: Systems of Engineering Management (p. 6). Stripe Press. Kindle Edition. `




取りこぼしもあるけれど自分の中で特に印象に残った章は以下 この中でピンとくるものが一つでもあったら読んでも良いと思った メイントピックは Organizations Tools Approaches Culture Careers に分かれている

  • Organizations
    • Sizing teams
    • Productivity in the age of hypergrowth
  • Tools
    • Introduction to system thinking
    • Running an engineering org
    • Time management
  • Approaches
    • Saying no
    • Ways engineering managers get stuck
  • Culture
    • Opportunity and membership
    • Kill your heroes, stop doing it harder
  • Careers
    • Roles over rocket ships, and why hypergrowth is a weak predictor of personal growth
    • Hiring funnel
    • Performance management systems
    • Career levels, designation momentum, level splits etc


また Appendix にある Books I’ve found very useful もとても良くて、読んでみたいものがいくつかあった

Thinking in Systems: A Primer

Slack: Getting Past Burnout, Busywork, and the Myth of Total Efficiency

The First 90 Days, Updated and Expanded: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter

The Deadline: A Novel About Project Management (English Edition)

Will Larson @lethain さんは blog の執筆も結構されているので、上記の本に関するトピックもあるので興味あれば読むのが良さそう

An Elegant Puzzle: Systems of Engineering Management (English Edition)