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Setting goals as a senior individual contributor - LeadDev Berlin 2022

Sabrina Leandro
November 04, 2022
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Setting goals as a senior individual contributor - LeadDev Berlin 2022

In this talk, you’ll learn how to define your development journey as a senior individual contributor, figuring out what you should be working on, how to set your goals, and how to you define your backlog of work. You’ll also learn how to track your progress so you can keep growing as an engineering leader in the individual contributor track.

Sabrina Leandro

November 04, 2022
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  1. November 2022 LeadDev Berlin Sabrina Leandro @saleandro Setting goals as

    a senior individual contributor
  2. Setting goals as a senior individual contributor?

  3. It depends…

  4. Setting goals as a senior+|staff| principal|… individual contributor

  5. November 2022 LeadDev Berlin Sabrina Leandro @saleandro You Team Team

    Team
  6. Sabrina Leandro @saleandro What’s changed? You’re not working as part

    of a team anymore What are my goals? 🤔
  7. Sabrina Leandro @saleandro You’re not part of team rituals How

    do I know what’s going on? 🤔 What’s changed?
  8. Sabrina Leandro @saleandro Your work is more than coding What

    else should I be doing?! 🤔 What’s changed?
  9. Setting goals as a senior individual contributor

  10. November 2022 LeadDev Berlin Sabrina Leandro @saleandro 🙀 BUSY WORK

    💻
  11. November 2022 LeadDev Berlin Sabrina Leandro @saleandro High impact work

  12. You create it!

  13. November 2022 LeadDev Berlin Sabrina Leandro @saleandro November 2022 LeadDev

    Berlin Sabrina Leandro @saleandro 1. List all inputs Business and product strategies Teams’ needs Engineering Org’s needs
  14. November 2022 LeadDev Berlin Sabrina Leandro @saleandro November 2022 LeadDev

    Berlin Sabrina Leandro @saleandro 1. List all inputs Business and product strategies Teams’ needs Engineering Org’s needs Tip for managers: Share business context
  15. November 2022 LeadDev Berlin Sabrina Leandro @saleandro November 2022 LeadDev

    Berlin Sabrina Leandro @saleandro 2. Prioritise inputs Riskiest areas or projects Personal growth goals Company needs
  16. November 2022 LeadDev Berlin Sabrina Leandro @saleandro November 2022 LeadDev

    Berlin Sabrina Leandro @saleandro 2. Prioritise inputs Riskiest areas or projects Personal growth goals Company needs Tip for managers: Help connect to performance review
  17. November 2022 LeadDev Berlin Sabrina Leandro @saleandro November 2022 LeadDev

    Berlin Sabrina Leandro @saleandro 3. Trim it down Are there opportunities for delegation?
  18. November 2022 LeadDev Berlin Sabrina Leandro @saleandro November 2022 LeadDev

    Berlin Sabrina Leandro @saleandro 3. Trim it down Are there opportunities for delegation? Tip for managers: Help find other owners
  19. November 2022 LeadDev Berlin Sabrina Leandro @saleandro Write it down

  20. Sabrina’s document format

  21. Sabrina’s document format

  22. Sabrina’s document format

  23. Sabrina’s document format

  24. An example

  25. November 2022 LeadDev Berlin Sabrina Leandro @saleandro Share it

  26. Sabrina Leandro @saleandro Get feedback from… your manager your peers

    your cross-discipline peers
  27. Sabrina Leandro @saleandro Share Your goals What you’ll do to

    deliver on your goals How you’ll work with teams
  28. November 2022 LeadDev Berlin Sabrina Leandro @saleandro Repeat

  29. Sabrina’s timeline Quarterly goals Cycle 2 Cycle goals Cycle goals

    Week
  30. Track progress Quarterly goals Cycle goals Cycle 2 Week Cycle

    goals
  31. Sabrina Leandro @saleandro If When things change Missing context? Re-prioritise

    or delegate No changes? Say “no not now” and use as input for next goal setting period
  32. Setting goals as a senior individual contributor

  33. Sabrina Leandro @saleandro What about coding? Prioritise as any other

    goal Define why you want to do it Spot problems and use as input for new goals
  34. Setting goals as a senior individual contributor and more…

  35. Sabrina Leandro @saleandro Beyond goal setting Onboarding: Role introduction Focus:

    Saying “no” or reprioritising Motivation: Seeing the big picture Growth: Performance reviews
  36. What’s next for you?

  37. November 2022 Sabrina Leandro @saleandro Summary Create your backlog Prioritise

    & trim it down Get feedback Break it down & track progress Repeat! Setting goals as a senior individual contributor
  38. November 2022 LeadDev Berlin Sabrina Leandro @saleandro Thank you! Join

    me at Office Hours 👋
  39. November 2022 LeadDev Berlin Sabrina Leandro @saleandro November 2022 LeadDev

    Berlin Sabrina Leandro @saleandro https://www.intercom.com/blog/engineering-management-benefits/ https://charity.wtf/2017/05/11/the-engineer-manager-pendulum/ https://staffeng.com/guides/staff-archetypes/ https://www.oreilly.com/library/view/the-staff-engineers/9781098118723/ References