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Levelling up to Become a Technical Lead

Levelling up to Become a Technical Lead

DDD Scotland (Glasgow, UK)

Tugberk Ugurlu

February 10, 2018
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  1. LEVELLING UP TO
    BECOME A TECHNICAL
    LEAD
    TUGBERK UGURLU
    TECHNICAL LEAD @ REDGATE
    @TOURISMGEEK

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  2. @tourismgeek
    tugberkugurlu.com
    github.com/tugberkugurlu
    linkedin.com/in/tugberk
    stackoverflow.com/users/463785/tugberk

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  3. @redgate
    medium.com/IngeniouslySimple
    red-gate.com/careers

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  4. YOUR LIFE AS A SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

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  5. TECHNICAL
    LEADERSHIP IS SO
    MUCH DIFFERENT
    https://flic.kr/p/s6fgYK

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  6. LET’S DEFINE THE ROLE
    https://flic.kr/p/niCXrs

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  7. TECHNICAL LEAD IS AN ENABLER!

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  8. COMMONALITIES ACROSS ORGS
    • Responsible for the technical direction of the products or services produced by the team
    • Guides the team through engineering challenges and decision making
    • Hands-on in terms of coding
    • Line management of software engineers on the team
    • Contributes to org level engineering activities (e.g. cross-cutting engineering concerns,
    recruitment, etc.)

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  9. LESSONS LEARNED BY LEADING A
    DEVELOPMENT TEAM
    https://flic.kr/p/5AJVks

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  10. KNOW THE
    RULES OF
    THE GAME
    https://flic.kr/p/f5Hq

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  11. UNDERSTAND YOUR
    DOMAIN AND EMBRACE THE
    BUSINESS AS A WHOLE
    http://amzn.to/2EhtzKB

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  12. STRIVE FOR
    UNDERSTANDING THE
    IMPACT: MEASURE!
    http://amzn.to/2nZkydV

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  13. LEAD BY EXAMPLE
    https://flic.kr/p/ed4NcB

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  14. VISUALIZE THE VISION
    AND ARCHITECTURE
    AT DIFFERENT LEVELS
    https://c4model.com

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  15. OPINIONS VS. PRINCIPALS

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  16. SHARED OWNERSHIP WITHIN THE TEAM
    http://bit.ly/2y2tJRf

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  17. DELEGATE TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    https://flic.kr/p/9NhjJ4

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  18. KEEP TALKING TO YOUR TEAM
    https://flic.kr/p/nbM2uu

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  19. SITUATIONAL LEADERSHIP
    (SL2)
    There isn’t one cookie-cutter approach to leadership

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  20. SENSE WHAT’S
    HAPPENING IN YOUR
    TEAM
    The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

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  21. THE FIVE DYSFUNCTIONS OF
    A TEAM
    http://amzn.to/2nXpO1P

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  22. MAIN TAKEAWAY: BALANCE IS THE KEY

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  23. DON’T FORGET THIS: YOUR
    IMPACT IS AMPLIFIED NOW!
    http://amzn.to/2o0yR2a

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  25. YOUR FEEDBACK
    http://bit.ly/2ESKksj

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