Bring Back the Joy of Building: An Engineering Manager’s Playbook

Enabling A Culture of Experimentation With Feature Management

When it feels like too much is being lumped onto the plates of software engineers, feature management programs can ease their burdens. This white paper examines why that is and what solutions to implement for maximum velocity.

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How to Monitor Development While Mitigating Risk

Team health, business objectives, and risk mitigation might seem like separate priorities, but it’s necessary to address them simultaneously. Check out our white paper to learn more.

Common Challenges for Engineering Managers

Engineering Managers like Matt Winchester recognize these familiar sources of development stress. 

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Branch Management Complexity

As the size of the engineering team increases, so does the complexity of the codebase. Eventually, all of these feature branches need to be merged before testing, which can quickly become a mess that needs to be untangled.

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Sudden Weekend Deployments

Releasing features during low-traffic periods can be a necessary evil—especially in the cloud computing era—to minimize catastrophic software issues. But, with Split, releases can take place all the time.

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DevOps Silos

Sometimes, the buck gets passed onto the engineers because of a lack of synergy across teams. The result is bottlenecks and rough nights for the team. Until Split came along, that is.

Feature Management Solutions

Whether you’re merging conflicts, managing silos, or working on the weekend, Engineering Managers can make life better for their teams.

An Experimentation Mindset

Experimentation-focused mindsets and behaviors embolden teams and gives them the confidence to move fast without breaking things.

Automation

Offload tedious monitoring and measurement tasks. Cloud solutions can support this through automations that help engineering and operation teams analyze usage patterns and data.

Agile Workflows

Achieving an Agile Workflow requires robust automation and analytics to monitor releases, measure performance, and rigorously test new features.

“Using Split enabled us to create the experiment-driven culture we wanted.” – Patti Chan, VP Product, Imperfect Foods

Learn Why Agile Businesses Choose Split

What brings Matt Winchester fulfillment in his job is finding new efficiencies. Before Split, it took 20 people to release one feature in one hour. Now it takes one person from Matt’s team just five minutes.