Hi everyone - curious to hear who has great all hands meetings for engineering and what makes it great. What formats work well, what doesn’t etc?
For example we meet as an engineering org every two weeks and call out great individual efforts, look at stats like uptime etc, and then allow for a few short announcement-esque presentations (3-5 min).
Wondering what other places do and what do you do to keep things fresh and valuable?
- We do an “Engineering Showcase” every two weeks, and each engineering team demos what they worked on during the previous 2 weeks. All stakeholders are invited, but only Product shows up.
We fucking hate it.
- Not to mention that it’s a symptom of micromanagement. Our VP of Product doesn’t want to attend every teams sprint retros, so this is more convenient for him. But he has 2 directors under him, and why can’t they keep him updated? Our stakeholders stopped attending because they don’t have time to sit through a 2 hour meeting every week.Jan 90