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Managing a software engineering team

Managing a software engineering team

Talk given at Better Software West (Las Vegas, USA) - May 2015

Sebastiano Armeli

June 09, 2016
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  1. Managing a
    Software
    Engineering
    Team
    Sebastiano Armeli
    @sebarmeli

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  2. https://coderdojo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/16918443606_a23b1144c6_k.jpg

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  3. Developer Engineer
    Programmer

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  4. Developer Engineer
    Programmer
    Individual Contributor

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  5. https://diplolearn.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/nuova-immagine.jpg

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  6. Manager
    Director
    IC
    You

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  7. What does it
    change?

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  8. http://www.friendshipcircle.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Meeting-3.jpg
    Meetings overflow

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  9. http://electronicdesign.com/site-files/electronicdesign.com/files/archive/electronicdesign.com/content/content/62770/62770_fig2.jpg
    “Async” conversations

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  10. http://www.canberraentrepreneur.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/regulatory-uncertainty.jpg
    Uncertainty

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  11. http://weknowyourdreamz.com/images/people/people-09.jpg
    It’s all about people

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  12. NOT immediate

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  13. New type of readings

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  14. Let people go

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  15. Priorities
    1:1

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  16. Priorities
    Career Development
    1:1

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  17. Career Development
    Feedback
    1:1

    Priorities

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  18. Performance &

    Compensation review

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  19. Employee engagement

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  20. http://www.wisdompills.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/highly-creative-people.jpg

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  21. Chapter Lead

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  22. http://heeyfashion.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/hats-for-different-face-shape.png

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  23. http://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/147545/file-985442257-png/Blog/GrowthvFixed.png?t=1462458574708&width=382&height=277

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  24. Motivation 3.0

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  25. Motivation 3.0
    Mastery

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  26. Motivation 3.0
    Mastery
    Autonomy

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  27. Motivation 3.0
    Mastery
    Autonomy
    Purpose

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  28. Tech Steps
    “A path for career development
    within engineering and not
    management”

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  29. When are you a
    GOOD manager ?

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  30. Time management

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  31. Empathy
    http://www.scarymommy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/empathy.jpg

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  32. Attracting people

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  33. Decision maker
    http://www.whizzingwords.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/IMG-20141019-WA0002.jpg

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  34. http://www.efficioconsulting.com/media/thumbnail/9e/03/9e033de23a69dc216b887fbf40c193f6.jpg
    Decision enabler

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  35. “Busy is a BUG,
    not a feature”
    http://rack.2.mshcdn.com/media/ZgkyMDE0LzA4LzA1L2Q0L2J1c2luZXNzYnVzLmQ3MjJhLmpwZwpwCXRodW1iCTk1MHg1MzQjCmUJanBn/346eb962/c0f/businessbusy.jpg

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  36. “Busy is a BUG,
    not a feature”

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  37. Inspire the team
    http://women2.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/shutterstock_212944696.jpg

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  38. Accountable
    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-TdHNvHd_q3c/VugggjuOQdI/AAAAAAAAAjA/ophnG0ar0n8z6yKCqPojNyyU1tLsliY7w/s400/accountability%2Bfoto.png

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  39. Passionate
    abs.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/passionate-beliefs.png

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  40. Tactical thinker
    http://melissaagnes.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/crisis-prevention-tactics.jpg

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  41. Strategical thinker
    http://mariaelner.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/strategy.jpg

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  42. http://media.dmnews.com/images/2013/01/31/bigstock-follow-the-leader-on-_340444.jpg?
    format=jpg&zoom=1&quality=70&anchor=middlecenter&width=320&mode=pad
    Leadership

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  43. Managing upwards and
    peers intelligently

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  44. When are you a
    BAD manager ?

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  45. Micro - managing

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  46. Coding more than
    50% of your time

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  47. Stressed & emotional

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  48. Bad at delegating

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  49. SPOF
    (Single Point Of Failure)

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  50. Unhealthy life

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  51. ?
    Sebastiano Armeli
    @sebarmeli

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