Changelog Interviews Changelog Interviews #361

Generative engineering cultures

Dave Kaplan (Head of Software Engineering at Policygenius) joined the show to talk about Generative Engineering Cultures and how they have become the goal of industry-aware tech teams. We talk through the topology of organizational cultures ranging from pathological, to bureaucratic, to generative, the importance of management buy-in (from the top down) on leading a generative culture, the ability to contribute original value which is deeply rooted in the concept of aligned autonomy. We also covered the 6 core skills required for us to be empowered in our teams.


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2019-09-19T18:51:54Z ago

do generative cultures often refer to men (e.g. Jez Humble) as “she/her”? very jarring.

David Kaplan

David Kaplan

David Kaplan is the head of engineering at Policygenius, the nation’s leading online insurance marketplace. David has been an engineering leader for over a decade, as a VP of engineering at Yodle (acquired by, a senior manager at Bloomberg L.P. and the co-founder of Helioscene, a SaaS startup in the video production space.

2019-09-19T21:17:11Z ago

Definitely cringed when I played this back and heard myself use the wrong pronoun. I had confused him in my head with another DevOps advocate.

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