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Alex ChiouTech Lead @ Robinhood, Meta, Course Hero

It's Not Just About Impact

"I'm not getting promoted because my manager isn't giving me the proper projects" is one of the classic excuses of software engineers who want to get promoted but are definitely not functioning at the next level. This lesson teaches you:

  • Why impact has devolved into a near meaningless buzzword
  • The right mentality to have when it comes to picking projects and thinking about impact
  • The 6 axes that determine how much you get rewarded for working on a project (only 1 of them is impact)

To learn more about identifying the best projects and prioritizing properly, go through this discussion: "How to figure out what the most important projects are?"