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Engineering management using engineering practices

nicky
October 31, 2019
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Engineering management using engineering practices

As an engineering manager, your responsibility is not to build features, but to build systems to support the people building the features. This talk will give some tips on using familiar tools and techniques from your time as a software engineer to help make management easier and more systematic.

I gave this spooky "frightening" lightning talk on Oct 31st at FEL in London. Thanks for having me and to the lovely audience!

nicky

October 31, 2019
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  1. “Managers don’t just influence the results their teams achieve, they

    explain a full 70% of the difference.” Gallup https://www.gallup.com/workplace/251642/manager.aspx Image © Death to Stock Photo
  2. @knotknicky Making engineering management easier using software engineering practices Sprints,

    planning & standup Pairing & getting early feedback Retrospectives Use familiar structures
  3. Don’t reinvent the wheel @knotknicky Making engineering management easier using

    software engineering practices PROCESS ✨ ✨ ✨ ✨ ✨ ✅
  4. Use familiar structures Don’t repeat yourself decisions Don’t reinvent the

    wheel Keep it simple Happy leading! Nicky Thompson twitter.com/knotnicky