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Things I learned as a lead developer - webcampzg

Things I learned as a lead developer - webcampzg

Given at Webcamp Zagreb 2016

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Pascal de Vink

October 28, 2016
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  1. None
  2. Who here is a developer/designer? (Keep your hand raised!)

  3. Who does not intend to be a developer forever?

  4. Who thinks she/he is ready to lead a team?

  5. Who just likes raising their hand?

  6. Pascal de Vink @pascaldevink Things I was unprepared for as

    a lead developer
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  8. Alexander the Great

  9. How do we get to be the great leader?

  10. Mid Dev Keynote Speaker Sr. Dev Chief Architect Distinguished Dev

    Dev Evangelist Author/ Speaker Junior Dev Dev Manager Project Manager Freelance Dev Solopreneur Startup Founder Small Business CEO Founder, 3rd company Chairperson of the Board Director of Product Engineering/ Team Lead VP of Product Director/VP Engineering CTO Developer Manager Entrepreneur Founder, 2nd company Brandon Hays
  11. Mid Dev Keynote Speaker Sr. Dev Chief Architect Distinguished Dev

    Dev Evangelist Author/ Speaker Junior Dev Dev Manager Project Manager Freelance Dev Solopreneur Startup Founder Small Business CEO Founder, 3rd company Chairperson of the Board Director of Product Engineering/ Team Lead VP of Product Director/VP Engineering CTO Developer Manager Entrepreneur Founder, 2nd company Brandon Hays
  12. The story…

  13. It didn’t go so well…

  14. Why were these tasks distracting me?

  15. I wasn’t prepared!

  16. Lesson #1 Expectation management

  17. Go home with this Lesson #1 Expectation management

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  20. Make sure you still get enough code time

  21. Agenda management

  22. Say NO more often

  23. Delegating

  24. C. VanHook - Flickr

  25. Culture (building)

  26. –Gruenter and Whitaker “The culture of any organisation is shaped

    by the worst behaviour the leader is willing to tolerate”
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  29. Culture is shaped by the best behaviour a leader is

    willing to promote
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  31. • Mentoring

  32. • Mentoring • Giving and receiving feedback

  33. • Mentoring • Giving and receiving feedback • Motivating

  34. • Mentoring • Giving and receiving feedback • Motivating •

    Hiring (and firing) people
  35. • Mentoring • Giving and receiving feedback • Motivating •

    Hiring (and firing) people • Sickness / personal problems
  36. • Mentoring • Giving and receiving feedback • Motivating •

    Hiring (and firing) people • Sickness / personal problems • Lead by example
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  38. Financial management

  39. That day the boss came up to me…

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  41. Public speaking

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  43. Talk to others

  44. –Susan Gale “We all have something in common. It’s just

    a matter of taking the time to find out what it is.”
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  46. It’s not about the title!

  47. Things you can do right now

  48. Things you can do right now • Start mentoring

  49. Things you can do right now • Start mentoring PHPMentoring.org

  50. Things you can do right now • Start mentoring

  51. Things you can do right now • Start mentoring •

    Ask for help
  52. Things you can do right now • Start mentoring •

    Ask for help
  53. Things you can do right now • Start mentoring •

    Ask for help
  54. Things you can do right now • Start mentoring •

    Ask for help • Feedback
  55. Things you can do right now • Start mentoring •

    Ask for help • Feedback • Public speaking
  56. Things you can do right now • Start mentoring •

    Ask for help • Feedback • Public speaking • Take an interest

  57. Thank you! • https://speakerdeck.com/tehviking/hacking-spacetime- for-a-successful-career • https://phpmentoring.org • http://www.amazon.com/The-Art-Asking-Learned- Worrying/dp/1455581089

    • https://leanpub.com/talking-with-tech-leads • http://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/05/25/some-advice- on-becoming-a-lead-developer/