The Engineering Leader is an unscripted exploration of how to build great software Engineering Teams and drive effective Digital Transformation. Hosted by Steve Westgarth; a passionate global engineering leader with an ambition to transform consumer healthcare on a multinational scale.
Each week Steve speaks with people working at the top of their game within the software engineering community. This includes Engineers, Engineering Managers, SDETS, Product Owners, Engineering Directors and people working within other roles who are passionate about building great software and driving effective digital transformation.
This is a podcast with a difference because because it contains insights from people working in some of the worlds most ambitious companies - people who understand how to develop software at scale and recognise that as a community we can be more successful if we learn from each other in order to drive our own success.
Jennifer Walton on Product Management
In this episode I'm joined by Jen Walton, a Senior Product Manager currently working at Haleon having previously worked in product focussed roles at both Boots and Microlise.
We chat about the difference between project and product and the role that product management plays in driving forward digital transformation.
Pat Kua on Building Engineering Teams
In this episode I am joined by Pat Kua an experienced technical leader who chats to me about developing a great engineering culture.
We talk about roles within the team and the importance of providing the team with strong architectural foundations using concepts such as Domain Driven Design.
Pat is the creator of the levelup newletter, is ex CTO at N26 and a thought works alumnus. Pat is a published author and can regularly be found speaking at conferences or talking with technical leads.
5 Ways to Drive Engineering Core Competencies
Salaries of engineers are growing exponentially, it is therefore critical for organisations to ensure that the engineers working with us have the skills that we really need.
In this episode I explore my top 5 tips for how you can drive engineers skills within your organisation:
Number 1: Create a Skills Matrix
Number 2: Limit the number of programming languages that the organisation makes use of.
Number 3: Define clear patterns principles principles and standards that form building blocks which can be re-used within multiple applications.
Number 4: Think Enterprise Wide and don’t focus on individual silos.
Number 5: Make sure your engineers have the right technical leadership who can show engineers what good looks like.
Usman Hamid on Enterprise Architecture
Today on the Engineering Leader I’m joined by Usman Hamid – Vice President of Enterprise Architecture and Engineering at GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare – my own company which is due to become separate and become a standalone Consumer Healthcare company called Haleon later this month.
In this episode we chat about the role of Enterprise Architecture in driving organisational capability and explore enterprise IT from a senior leadership perspective including the importance of the team and the art of leading through others.
Marcos Placona on Developer Relations
Marcos Placona is Director of Developer Relations at Sourcegraph and in this episode will chat about the importance of developer relations within modern software houses. We also explore how to build great teams and the importance of valuing engineers as skilled professionals who have the power to unlock superpowers for your organisation.
Reena Dayal on the Science of Leadership
In this episode we explore leadership through the lens of Neuroscience and Ayurveda. Reena Dayal is an executive Mentor, Team Coach and Leadership Accelerator with the Collaborators UK where she focusses on helping leaders to unleash their superpowers in order to make a real difference while refining their leadership legacy.
If you've feel the need to unlock your leadership potential and accelerate your own journey towards self actualisation this episode is not to be missed!
Excellent leadership podcast for engineers!
Fantastic podcast for engineering leaders out there who are seeking transformation and developing positive relationships for their teams!