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  1. Jan 2022
    1. When a product manager trusts that the engineers on the team have the interest of the product at heart, they also trust the engineer’s judgment when adding technical tasks to the backlog and prioritizing them. This enables the balanced mix of feature and technical work that we’re aiming for.

      Why is it so common for engineering teams to be mistrusted by other parts of the business?

      Part of that is definitely on engineers: chasing the new shiny, over-engineering, etc.

      That seems unlikely to account for all of it, though.

  2. Dec 2021
    1. we need to be sincerely willing to explicitly name the problems we’re trying to face

      You can't fight what you can't name

  3. Nov 2021
    1. It’s not so dangerous for us to remember that history and for us to get strength from it.

      A particular kind of progress.

    2. human beings are human beings, meaning they work together, and they help each other, and care about each other

      I love this beautiful definition of humanity, and that it can be backed up with actual history (as well as social science research).