How to Define the Strategy and Vision for Engineering Teams


For engineering teams of five or less, the strategy and vision of the team can be left unsaid – at that size, all team members naturally understand and “live” the team’s strategy and vision.

Note: This event was hosted in conjunction with Managers Club.

As an engineering team grows, it’s important for engineering leaders to conceive, communicate and reinforce a team’s strategy and vision.

To start, how do engineering leaders capture and document the strategy and vision in the first place? Is it a document or presentation? Next, how do leaders best communicate that strategy to their teams?

In this event, a panel of engineering leaders will discuss these topics:

  • How do you define a strategy and vision in the first place?
  • What’s the basis for a strategy and vision – business goals, executive mandates, other?
  • What’s the best mechanism for communicating the strategy?
  • How are strategy and vision factored into recruiting, hiring and onboarding?
  • Measurement and metrics: how do engineering leaders know that the team is successfully executing the strategy and vision?

The Panel

  • Vidal Graupera, Engineering Manager, Productivity Tools UI/UX and IDEs at LinkedIn (moderator)
  • Monica Bajaj, VP of Engineering at Okta
  • Chintan Shah, VP of Engineering at Collective
  • Himanshu Khurana, Director of Engineering, LinkedIn

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