62 minutes | Apr 9, 2021

Uma Chingunde - On managing migrations, growing engineering teams and much more - #8

Uma is a VP of Engineering at Render. In this episode, she shared with us her insights on how to successfully manage infrastructure migrations. We discussed the importance of communicating the "why" behind a migration, identifying success metrics, creating a culture where migrations are identified as highly impactful projects and much more. Uma also shared stories where parts of a migration didn’t go as planned, how the team fixed the issue and the kind of engineers she thinks would make good tech leads for these projects. We had a great time speaking with Uma! Our major focus in this episode was large scale infrastructure migrations and Uma shared many insights on how to manage them successfully. We discussed the importance of communicating the “why” behind a migration, identifying success metrics, creating a culture where migrations are identified as highly impactful projects and much more. Uma also shared stories where parts of a migration didn’t go as planned, how the team fixed the issue and the kind of engineers she thinks would make good tech leads for these projects. There’s a lot to learn from Uma’s experience. Please enjoy this highly educational conversation with Uma Chingunde!
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