Tech Lead

Charity Majors


This has always been expensive in my experience and always harder than I thought it would be. Gaps:

  • knowlegde
  • skills
  • tools
  • experience

It takes a long time to build up the know-how you need to be able to adapt and respond to trouble

Replatforming links

Above saved for posterity. So much good advice! 🙂

Cost of a feature

  • Product team time
  • Developer time
  • Production support (Ongoing Operations / SRE team ownership)
  • Customer success + support

Camille Fournier

  • Finding balance between new and old
    • Problem decomposition
    • Prioritization
    • Sustainability


  • The Manager’s Path: The best guide to career growth I’ve read. She talks about technical and people concerns at various steps in one’s professional life from junior contributor to a leader of leaders
  • Talking with Tech Leads: Another great read. Patrick talks to tech leads (new, and old) and finds insight into what I should be thinking about
  • 4 + 1 Architectural view model