11 Aug '13, 11pm

Wrote this piece: "Building & Managing Technology Teams in Asia 3: Setup & Configuration of a Startup Team"

Hire two engineers at a time & not one: If the CTO is taking one of the software engineer roles, then you just need to hire another one. There are times where the CTO is being made to do the product management & growth hacking (as in my case for one of my past startups), then hire two. Yes, hiring two engineers accelerates the burn rate. The best reason I can offer is that the two engineers serve very different functions and if you don’t split it up at the start, the technical debt on your product grows quickly at the business expense. The other reason is culture and unless the software engineer or developer is a real lone ranger, having a pair can actually allow them to bounce ideas off each other and gradually they can also learn and grow together. For later stages, when you grow your team, you can also introduce pair programming which are the cornerstones of some top pr...

Full article: http://www.bernardleong.com/2013/08/12/building-managing-...

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