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A Look at How Fitbit Prepares our Site for the Holidays

Ensuring that Fitbit’s site is always available is a top priority for our engineering organization. This is especially true during the annual holiday season that spans Black Friday through the end of the year. Christmas day brings extra pressure and visibility on our site because it is the busiest day of the year for user account creation and...

An Agile Program Management Primer for Distributed Teams

Our job as program managers is to help create and maintain high performing teams. In most cases, this is much easier said than done. While many view the program manager as the person who creates schedules, corrals team members for meetings, and follows up on action items, in reality we do much more. In most cases, program managers help coordinate...