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Modern CTO #112 - Jeff Haynie, CEO & Co-Founder of Pinpoint

June 14, 2019 — ModernCTO

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Modern CTO podcast recap: what leaders are hungry for
News & Updates

Modern CTO podcast recap: what leaders are hungry for

The idea for Pinpoint grew out of my experience building and running other companies, most recently Appcelerator. I’m an engineer—I still code, and...

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How (and why) to measure engineering throughput
Best Practices

How (and why) to measure engineering throughput

If you think about software engineering as a pipeline (as we do), it clarifies, at the highest level, what we care about: how much we get done, how...

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Major League Development: What Software Engineering Can Learn From Baseball

June 5, 2019 — Forbes

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CIOs Crack Open the ‘Black Box’ of Tech Productivity

June 3, 2019 — The Wall Street Journal

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In Others' Words: Building engineering excellence at Shutterstock
Customer Stories

In Others' Words: Building engineering excellence at Shutterstock

When Anthony Cardone was first hired at Shutterstock a little under four years ago, his role was supposed to be program management—to work with teams...

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Making the case for more people
Best Practices

Making the case for more people

“Why aren’t we moving faster?” It’s a question, sometimes with an expletive attached, that rings in lots of leaders’ ears. The old engineering joke...

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Plea from HR: how can we help engineers shine?
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Plea from HR: how can we help engineers shine?

A couple of weeks ago, at the invitation of the Gartner Research Board, I spoke to a group of human resources executives from some of the biggest...

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Ten questions every CTO should be able to answer
Best Practices

Ten questions every CTO should be able to answer

I recently sat down with Jeff Epstein, an operating partner at Bessemer Venture Partners and former CFO of Oracle. The aim of Pinpoint is to use data...

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Five signs of a healthy sprint
Best Practices

Five signs of a healthy sprint

Let’s start with the basic idea. Sprints are a good way to plan work because they’re bounded by a short duration. What can we get done in three...

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Why data science isn't just Business Intelligence 2.0
Data Science

Why data science isn't just Business Intelligence 2.0

Data: the stuff that anchors our decision-making in some kind of empirical reality, instead of pure instinct or gut feel.

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Calculating the cost of legacy code
Data Science

Calculating the cost of legacy code

Technical debt is one of those broad engineering matters that everyone agrees should be addressed, but which contains so many flavors and...

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