Techpoint Charlie

Techpoint Charlie

Multi-faceted technology-culture podcast

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October 19, 2020 48 min

Noa Tamir (Data Science Manager) and Raz Shuty (Engineering Manager) share with Alaa Sarhan (IC Fullstack-er) what management is about in general and why an IC (Individual Contributor) is nowadays more than ever empowered to not become a manager for the wrong reasons.

Sneak-peak reasons from the episode:

  • Manager role is totally different from a lead IC role
  • ICs are paid more than managers
  •  Missing short reward cycles, a.k.a "It'...
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    Noa Tamir and Alaa Sarhan speak with Rony Lahav about the role of QA and Automation, Why do we need QA people (or why developers shouldn’t be the only testers), Different Test - Component, Integration, System, E2E, Is Manual QA dead?

    We also touched on:

  • Automation is a software project
  • when should testing/QA stop? / what kind of bugs/edges cases are fine to be ignored or not covered?
  • QA vs. Product Acceptance. How much do they conflict...
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    July 27, 2020 50 min

    Noa Tamir and Alaa Sarhan speak with Alexandra Paun (@ale_paun) about the Functional Manager hat that she often wears as part of her current job at King.

    We learn from Alexandra the many intersections this role has with many, if not all functions and departments in the organization, even extending outside of it to negotiate, collaborate and continuously work with external partners and organization, to bring a great business init...

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    A quick episode where Raz Shuty, Noa Tamir, Alaa Sarhan (@TweetingAlaa) are randomly asking themselves a question and trying to see how they feel about it, in 20 minutes:

    Have you used any persona framework at work. If so what did you like about it? What was it good for? What’s the downside of using them?

    Nothing scientific here, more like a quick conversation about it :)

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    Spotify, iTunes, Google, Stitcher, TuneIn...

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    Noa Tamir and Alaa Sarhan meet with our lovely guest Phil Bennett to chat about Emotions at work

    Triggered by an article Phil Bennett wrote called The Crying Game: It’s OK to Cry at Work!

    Emotions are unavoidable and normal, but you have to understand the emotional Labour you’re putting on other people. That said, sometimes high emotions are the only way people can express what they really feel. Especially in times of frustration. 

    In...

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    A quick episode where Raz Shuty, Noa Tamir, Alaa Sarhan (@TweetingAlaa) are randomly asking themselves a question and trying to see how they feel about it, in 20 minutes:

    How do you battle the common "too many meetings" problem? 

    Nothing scientific here, more like a quick conversation about it :)

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    Spotify, iTunes, Google, Stitcher, TuneIn, PlayerFM


    Music credits: Dan Lebowitz: Come and Get It! Licensed unde...

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    June 8, 2020 56 min

    Alaa Sarhan (@TweetingAlaa) Fullstack Engineer at Doodle is inviting Armin Bognar Product Advisor and Head of Product at Orderlion and Marc Sandifer Senior Product Manager at Contorion for a conversation to exchange and share their knowledge and experiences around measuring success in product companies; a topic that is or must be near and dear to every Product Manager, Product Designer and  pretty much any Individual Contributo...

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    Raz Shuty, Noa Tamir, and Alaa Sarhan meet to chat about open plan offices, and how working in them makes them feel..

    We mention in this episode: 

  • The (recent) history of open plan offices
  • Our personal experiences working in open plan offices, and other office plans
  • Cubicles!
  • HBR's "The Truth about Open Plan Offices"
  • Clear glass rooms
  • How are we dealing with the circumstances as individual contributors, and as managers
  • Lots and...
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    A quick episode where Yael Schweiger, Raz Shuty and Noa Tamir are randomly asking themselves two questions and trying to see how they feel about them:

  • Can you be a Manager without being an IC in the role? 
  • Can managers be friends with the people they manage? 
  • Nothing scientific here, more like a quick conversation about it :)

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    Spotify, iTunes, Google, Stitcher, TuneIn, PlayerFM


    Music credits: Dan Lebowitz: Come and Get ...

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    On-Call Engineering: How to do it and smile

  • Intro to the topic and Charity Majors
  • What is on-call even? And why does it exist?
  • Our Experiences with on-call?
  • When did we start? How many years, some stories about our past and why we are talking about it 
  • How to onboard to on-call?
  • Can it be done and actually be positive? 
  • What causes on-call to be negative then?
  • What are the steps that can be done to improve it? 
  • What is incident management?
  • C...

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    April 27, 2020 75 min

    Yael Schweiger, Raz Shuty and Noa Tamir are meeting again to talk about management, and specifically what makes a good manager, and how makes a bad one... 


    We mentioned in this episode

  • What is the role of a manager?
  • What sort of manager are we talking about? Project / People / Function / Strategic / Change Management?
  • Can an inexperienced manager be a good manager?
  • Should it be a full-on move? Can it be a combo IC+M role? Does it sc...
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    Yael Schweiger Senior Product Owner at Careship, Raz Shuty Director Of Engineering at Delivery Hero and Noa Tamir are talking about what is the role of a data scientist 

  • What do people usually get wrong about this role?
  • How can data scientists help, and who?
  • What skills or mindset are important for this role?
  • How do you get to it?
  • What does it mean to be a junior in this role vs senior/experienced? What are the main big differences you ...
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    Daniel Rüdiger Senior Product Manager at Delivery Hero, Alaa Sarhan Fullstack Engineer at Doodle (yes yes! the doodle you send your friends when you are trying to arrange a movie night at your place) and Raz Shuty Director Of Engineering at Delivery Hero are having an episode without Yael and Noa, and trying to figure out, what is product-driven development? What is this new trend called Product-Developers?


    We mentioned in this epis...

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    Noa Tamir is our awesome new host, and Raz Shuty met remotely to talk about remote work, but also about this specific occasion of remote work with Covid-19...

    Trying to understand what is remote work first of all, what are our feelings and experiences and talk about different models (and what it means how it differs from the current reality we are experiencing now) 

    We mentioned in this episode

    Intro: 

  • What's remote working even?
  • Wh...
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    Yael Schweiger Senior Product Owner at Careship, Raz Shuty Director Of Engineering at Delivery Hero and our awesome guest Noa Tamir are trying to make sense of the data of data science, what are the different roles? What is the difference between User Research, Market Research, Data Science Researchers, Business Analysts, Business Intelligence, Data Analysts, Data Scientists, Machine Learning Engineers, Data Engineers?

    We mentioned ...

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    October 21, 2019 58 min

    Anne's reading recommendations:

  • Must have -
  • UX Maturity Model: https://www.nngroup.com/articles/ux-maturity-stages-1-4/

  • Nice to have -
  •  The role of a user researcher: https://medium.com/@stonecrops/the-researchers-journey-leveling-up-as-a-user-researcher-a85cd35b53f5

    Research Ops community: https://researchops.github.io/www//

    Dovetail, my research repository: https://dovetailapp.com/


    Our episode today:

  • Introduction to the episode a...
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    September 16, 2019 51 min

    Yael Schweiger Senior Product Owner Careship and Raz Shuty Head of Engineering @Wikimedia DE finally came back from a long summer break and decided to talk about one on ones on episode 11 - talk about how to do them, why they are there and what the effects they have and generally what it means to have good ones and to have "bad" ones...

    We mentioned in this episode

  • https://www.careship.de/

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    Yael Schweiger Senior Product Owner Careship and Raz Shuty Head of Engineering @Wikimedia DE are happy to host Erin Jeavons-Fellows Head of Design (Product) @Delivery Hero Germany and they are talking about where from which point should designers be involved in strategy talks and how to improve our connection to users

    We mentioned in this episode

  • The Design Process: Double Diamond 
  • https://www.buzzsprout.com/258844/1223315-epi...

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    Yael Schweiger Product Owner @K.Lab and Raz Shuty Engineering Manager @Wikimedia DE meet again to talk about Processes, how to build them right, what no to do? do overhauls ever work? and why Raz hates them so much :)

    During the episode we mentioned future episodes that this talk inspired us to talk about:

  • One on Ones 
  • How to handle career growth
  • Good Manager, Bad Manager
  • Quick Talk about an in-depth look of the Journey Model
  • How...
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