Engineering Enablement

The podcast focused on developer productivity and the teams and leaders dedicated to improving it.

Abi Noda

Hosted by Abi Noda

CEO of DX

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Feb 27, 2024

Bootstrapping a developer portal

An interview with Door Dash's Adam Rogal about the role he played in creating their developer portal. This conversation covers his experience in leading his team to develop a necessary tool.

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Feb 14, 2024

A deep-dive on the Thoughtworks Tech Radar

An interview with Thoughtwork's Technology Advisory Board about the Technology Radar. This conversation covers what the Tech Radar is and how it's produced.

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Jan 31, 2024

Measuring and rolling out AI coding assistants

Abi interviews Eirini Kalliamvakou, a staff researcher at GitHub focused on AI and developer experience.

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Jan 3, 2024

How Airbnb measures developer productivity

Christopher Sanson, a product manager at Airbnb, speaks with Abi about improving developer tools and productivity. We explore his team's use of metrics and their DORA metrics journey.

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Dec 13, 2023

Leading a DevEx team through transformation

Gain insights on Nexthink's transition from DevOps to EngProd and DevEx with data-driven strategies in our interview with Ana Petkovska.

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Dec 6, 2023

Behind the scenes of LinkedIn's developer productivity metrics

Dive into LinkedIn's iHub with Grant Jenks, exploring qualitative vs. quantitative metrics, winsorized means and AI's role in boosting developer productivity.

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Nov 22, 2023

Building an internal developer platform at CVS Health

Jim Beyers, VP of Engineering Enablement at CVS Health, discusses building an internal developer platform and its role in CVS's transformation.

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Nov 15, 2023

The Platform PM role at Spotify

How being a Platform Product Manager is unique, and the key initiatives Nils is focused on in his role.

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Nov 8, 2023

Evolving platform and enablement at Thomson Reuters

In this interview, Justin Wright and Matthew Dimich from Thomson Reuters talk about their journey of founding and growing the platform and enablement functions. They discuss various aspects such as organizational structure, key initiatives, and more.

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Oct 25, 2023

Key findings from Google's 2023 State of DevOps Report

This week’s episode dives into the DORA research program and this year’s State of DevOps Report. Nathen Harvey, who leads DORA at Google, shares the key findings from the research and what’s changed since previous reports.

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Sep 27, 2023

How Shopify runs their developer happiness survey

Get insights into Shopify's developer survey program from Mark Côté: Learn how it's designed, what drives participation, and how insights are used.

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Aug 23, 2023

Leading platform engineering at Trivago

Learn about Trivago's platform organization, its tactics to increase awareness, and how it showcases its impact in an interview with Thomas Khalil.

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Aug 16, 2023

How Atlassian measures and drives DevEx improvements

How Atlassian's Developer Experience program works, including how they measure DevEx, how they tackle improvements, and more.

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Aug 9, 2023

How Toast enables teams to drive their own improvements

Jenny McClain shares how Toast enables individual teams to drive their own developer productivity improvements through a program they call "community-driven enablement."

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Aug 2, 2023

How Google measures and improves developer productivity

How Google's engineering productivity research team works, and how they measure developer productivity.

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Jul 12, 2023

One Medical's customer-driven approach to improving DevEx

How Jason and his Engineering Experience team at One Medical deeply understand their customers through a practice called “Gemba” and developer surveys.

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Jun 13, 2023

Behind the scenes with Extend’s developer experience team

An inside look at a DevEx team that’s ahead of the curve in terms of their scope, impact on the organization, and visibility at the executive level.

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Jun 7, 2023

Team Topologies approach to platform teams vs. enabling teams

Manuel Pais explains how Team Topologies views investing in platforms and enabling work, as well as how these two types of work look when done well.

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May 24, 2023

A close look at Peloton’s developer experience survey

Thansha Sadacharam walks us through the journey of designing, rolling out, and maintaining Peloton's developer experience survey.

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May 17, 2023

A new way to measure developer productivity with Laura Tacho

Abi Noda and Laura Tacho discuss a new paper on measuring developer productivity from the creators of DORA and SPACE.

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May 2, 2023

How developer experience impacts databases like MongoDB

Tara Hernandez guides us through what it’s like to develop, test, and release changes at MongoDB, and also explains how the company invests in developer productivity more broadly.

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Apr 26, 2023

How teams are using productivity metrics at LinkedIn

An inside look at LinkedIn’s metrics platform and how teams across the organization use it.

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Apr 19, 2023

Inside Etsy’s multi-year DevEx initiative

While CTO of Etsy, Mike Fisher spearheaded a multi-year DevEx initiative. Here, he shares the story of that initiative, including the program's pillars and the investment that went into it.

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Apr 5, 2023

Implementing a developer portal at American Airlines

This interview features Karl Haworth discussing the process of creating a developer portal. It covers the steps involved in starting the project and getting people to use it, building a successful developer ecosystem.

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Mar 29, 2023

Plaid's product management discipline in platform teams

Russ Nealis (Platform PM) explains the reasons why product managers are currently uncommon in platform organizations, examples of when having a PM is helpful, and more.

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Mar 8, 2023

How Intercom creates a great on-call experience for devs

A deep-dive on how Intercom’s on-call process works, including their volunteer model, approach to compensation, and more.

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Feb 15, 2023

How Instagram Reels manages reliability

Jack Li of Instagram and Shopify explains how he's introduced a new incident review process, made the case for investing in reliability, and the specific tools his team has built to improve reliability.

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Jan 25, 2023

Mastering DORA metrics with Google's Nathen Harvey

Nathen Harvey explains how DORA has evolved in recent years and the common challenges companies face as they adopt DORA metrics.

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Jan 18, 2023

An inside look at SPACE with Dr. Margaret-Anne Storey

Dr. Margaret-Anne Storey discusses what the SPACE framework is and how the metrics and categories were developed.

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Jan 11, 2023

Spotify’s failed #SquadGoals

Jeremiah Lee from Spotify and Stripe explains the challenges of the Spotify Squad Model and gives advice to those considering adopting it.

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Jan 4, 2023

How much Shopify and Atlassian invest in platform work

Jean-Michel Lemieux describes how he thinks about funding platform work, how to advocate for these investments, and what distinguishes a great platform leader.

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Dec 21, 2022

How Wayfair drives successful platform adoption and growth

How Wayfair's Developer Acceleration team applies startup concepts to drive adoption of their work.

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Dec 14, 2022

Leading infrastructure change at scale at DAT

Ian White explains his vision for scaling DAT's infrastructure and how he partners with developers and business stakeholders to drive change.

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Dec 7, 2022

Insight from Orgspace on positioning platform engineering

Brian Guthrie shares advice for Platform teams to make sure they’re well positioned within their organizations.

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Nov 28, 2022

How LinkedIn's platform team leverages real-time feedback

How LinkedIn's Developer Productivity and Happiness organization measures developer engagement and productivity.

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Oct 26, 2022

How Shopify defined their team's scope and charter

In this interview, Mark Côté from Shopify explains how the company's Infrastructure group defines its charter and decides what to focus on.

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Oct 12, 2022

Dropbox's journey with developer productivity metrics

Utsav Shah shares his experiences with both system and survey-based measures at Dropbox.

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Oct 5, 2022

How Netflix used customer interviews to inform their roadmap

Michael Galloway explains how he uses interviews with developers to understand where his team should focus.

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Sep 28, 2022

Establishing DevEx at high-growth companies like AirBnB

Why Airbnb developed a "developer-first" mindset, and a clear look at why it's worth investing in developer experience early.

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Sep 15, 2022

Managing dev requests and prioritizing personas at Twitter

How Twitter’s Developer Experience team manages support, prioritizes personas, and presents the ROI of their work.

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Sep 1, 2022

From DORA to SPACE to DX — A Fireside Chat with Nicole Forsgren

Dr. Nicole Forsgren talks about DORA, the inspiration for the SPACE framework, and how she's thinking about developer experience.

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Aug 25, 2022

Why and how GoDaddy focuses on people instead of process

Brent Strange discusses how he manages the people side of engineering enablement, including org structure, agile, and more.

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Aug 11, 2022

Moving Slack's development experience to remote environments

Sylvestor George shares how his team moved Slack's development experience to remote environments, which was widely regarded as a major success.

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Aug 4, 2022

Snyk's journey with developer experience and productivity

The story behind Snyk's Developer Experience group and how the team justifies investments.

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Jul 28, 2022

Supporting 100,000 engineers at IBM

Max Pugliese on why DevEx teams should consider the culture and processes surrounding tooling changes, how to stay close to developers at scale, and more.

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Jul 21, 2022

The value of having a PM on a platform team

Picnic's Jelmer Borst describes what Product Managers can bring to Platform teams.

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Jul 14, 2022

How Zapier adopts engineering metrics and avoids pitfalls

Mojtaba Hosseini from Zapier explains how to approach using metrics, challenges teams often run into, and more.

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Jul 7, 2022

Advocating for the voice of the developer

Workday's Julio Santana on the ideal scope of a Developer Experience team, how his team gathers feedback from developers, and more.

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Jun 30, 2022

Why founding Ibotta's DevEx team was like founding a startup

The story of founding Ibotta’s Developer Experience team, including justifying the investment and establishing the team's charter.

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Jun 23, 2022

The responsibilities and evolution of EngOps at Asana

Asana's Ryan Atkins explains when to hire Eng Ops, the role's core responsibilities, and how these functions evolve.

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Jun 16, 2022

Staffing infrastructure teams with Will Larson

An interview with Will Larson on staffing infrastructure teams in high-growth companies, the role of EngOps, metrics, and more.

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Jun 2, 2022

Did Twitter hire Engineering Effectiveness too late?

Peter Seibel reflects on his experience at Twitter and makes the case for investing in Engineering Effectiveness early.

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Jun 2, 2022

Supporting autonomous teams at the Financial Times

Victoria Morgan-Smith describes the tradeoffs in supporting a “you build it, you run it” culture.

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May 26, 2022

Tactics for driving service adoption from Razorpay

Varun Achar explains how Razorpay's Platform organization drives service adoption.

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May 19, 2022

Prioritizes projects at DoorDash

This interview features Marco Chirico sharing insights on how DoorDash's Developer Productivity team prioritizes their work and tracks their achievements.

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May 12, 2022

DevEx at DAZN: planning internal rotations and roadmapping

How this DevEx team of 12 supports DAZN’s ~700 people in engineering, how they place internal engineers on a rotation, and why they use in-context feedback.

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May 5, 2022

How and why GitHub’s developer experience team has evolved

How GitHub's DevEx group was founded and why they paused features for a quarter to focus on making developer experience improvements.

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