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My Name Is Jehad

Hello! My name is Jehad. This is my corner of the web where I frequently write about leadership, management, and the intersection between design and business.

Currently, I am Chief Designer Officer at Splunk where my team and I are attempting to shape the future of enterprise user experience.

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Recent Posts

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Career pathing: five steps to building a clear career plan

One of the most frequent and rewarding conversations I have with designers across the industry is around career growth. Design is at a unique crossroads today. Companies are quickly realizing the value design can bring to the table. That realization is causing explosive growth in the demand for designers and

Career pathing: five steps to building a clear career plan
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Scaling design teams and design recruiting

One of the most challenging roles a design leader plays is scaling a team. The way you get to help shape the culture and execution of dozens or hundreds of people is one of the most rewarding things you can do. As part of that, one of the most important

Scaling design teams and design recruiting
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The shift to subscriptions and its impact on enterprise design teams

Today, in every enterprise company, there is a discussion about the shift to a Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery model and the shift toward a subscription revenue model. Those two discussions are critical for design teams to understand and to use as a way to help drive a better

The shift to subscriptions and its impact on enterprise design teams
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It's time for my next chapter

Earlier this week, I shared with my team that I’ll be leaving VMware at the end of February to pursue a new opportunity outside of VMware. It’s been quite a week ... VMware has been my professional home for close to a decade. Leading the design team at VMware

It's time for my next chapter
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Your guide to resourcing discussions as a design manager

Budgeting and resourcing discussions are difficult conversations for most design managers. It’s hard for multiple reasons. First, nobody really prepares you for it. With engineering management, as an example, there is a need to have this resourcing conversation with the engineering team because their ability to deliver is critical

Your guide to resourcing discussions as a design manager