Scaling Engineering

By Joe Pettersson

Scaling engineering teams is difficult. It's complex, time-consuming and at times it can feel unintuitive. A few can turn to their networks as they go on the journey, and that can feel like a super power. The knowledge and experience needed can feel inaccessible to those that don't have their own networks. Scaling Engineering is being written to help solve that problem.

We've spoken to more than 400 engineering leaders from more than 300 organisations; from small startups beginning their scaling journey to large household name technology companies much further along the curve. We've asked those leaders to look back and tell us how they've taken their teams to where they are now.

We've extracted the lessons that can be applied to any engineering team as it scales. We cover the topics our 400+ engineering leaders think are important when scaling engineering, from scaling hiring, culture, technology and organizations to building an inclusive, diverse culture and managing technical debt.

We'll also share some of those leaders individual stories with interviews, profiles and lessons we can take from some of our industries preeminent voices.

Finally, we'll share the data. We want you to be able to mine the data we've used to write Scale Engineering and draw your own conclusions and take your own lessons.

When will the book be published?

  • 1st March 2020

    Interviews and questionnaires started

  • 1st October 2021

    Interviews and questionnaires completed

  • March 2022

    Data cleaning, exploration and summation

  • 👨‍💻 March 2022

    Cover and jacket design

  • 👨‍💻 December 2022

    First draft complete

  • 📅 January 2023

    Revisions, editing and final draft

  • 📅 January 2023

    Typesetting, design and final run

  • 📅 March 2023

    eBook release

  • 📅 March 2023

    Physical book release