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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, engineering, product, 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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Planning and executing a re-org

There isn’t a work conversation I have had recently with friends, peers, or former teammates across the industry that does not include a discussion of the higher than normal attrition rate companies are seeing. Anecdotally, every single friend of mine that works in tech and is able to change

Planning and executing a re-org
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Designing a scalable design organization

Design is finally getting the spotlight it has deserved for a long time. Designers are in high demand at the moment. This is partially due to an overall strong market for tech talent. It’s also because companies are increasingly recognizing the value of design in shaping the experience of

Designing a scalable design organization
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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