Leadership opportunities are available at all levels of an organization, but some are more evident or clearly defined than others. Helping an organization achieve its goals may require us to step up as engineering leaders. As individual contributors, we may be able to support our team in negotiating the scope of a feature, facilitating a meeting or looking into that part of our codebase everyone shies away from. How about improving processes, helping define the culture or even the career journey of an organization? Do we need to be managers to have explicit authority to be agents of change? Maybe ... or maybe not
This talk explores different challenges that engineering teams have through the lens of power, influence or authority from the perspective of engineers or managers. If you've ever wondered if you should step into management, this talk can give you some insight into the right tool or role needed to be an agent for positive change. After this talk, you should have a better idea of whether making the management career change can give you the tools you need to grow and help others in the process.