Matt Eng

Matt Eng

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Grounding DesignOps in DevOps – The Phoenix Project

I am digesting this book that I found in a neighborhood lending library. It’s one of those little cabinets on the curb that offer a “take one - leave one”…

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How to assess your career level

Here's a question I got from a former UX student who wanted to move up to a more senior role. "Have you come across a solid resource for writing the…

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How to keep notes for mental clarity

Use a physical notebook for memory I started keeping a log of my interactions in Zoom meetings. This means that I write the date, time, purpose, and who were present…

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How to send a calendar invite

Asking for someone’s time is request that pulls them away from their focus. Here’s a template I have used to help people with context and flexibility to move the meeting…

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Now, next, later

Moving into a new role in DesignOps, the team is asking for help in a lot of different areas. My lessons from the last role is that to take on…

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Tea and Coffee Drawings

I have written this post in different forms over the last 10 years. Inspired from the author/artist, Austin Kleon, I started drawing from tea and coffee stains to help reconnect…

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Guide to 1:1 meetings with you manager

Set a goal for the session. What do you need to cover? 1. Career progress check in 2. High priority work check in 3. Discuss an issue at work Write…

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