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January 08, 2020

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Welcome to 2020! There are 358 days left in the year. How are you going to use them? Level up on critical technologies? Or branch out into something new?

Maybe you need to make the move from engineer to manager or team lead. We'll show you how in Become an Effective Software Engineering Manager: How to Be the Leader Your Development Team Needs, now in beta from Read on for more details.

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Become an Effective Software Engineering Manager: How to Be the Leader Your Development Team Needs

Going from engineer to manager doesn't have to be intimidating. Engineers can be managers, and fantastic ones at that. Cast aside the rhetoric and focus on practical, hands-on techniques and tools. You'll become an effective and supportive team leader that your staff will look up to.

Start with your transition to being a manager and see how that compares to being an engineer. Learn how to better organize information, feel productive, and delegate, but not micromanage. Discover how to manage your own boss, hire and fire, do performance and salary reviews, and build a great team. You'll also learn the psychology: how to ship while keeping staff happy, coach and mentor, deal with deadline pressure, handle sensitive information, and navigate workplace politics.

Consider your whole department. How can you work with other teams to ensure best practice? How do you help form guilds and committees and communicate effectively? How can you create career tracks for individual contributors and managers? How can you support flexible and remote working? How can you improve diversity in the industry through your own actions? This book will show you how.

Great managers can make the world a better place. Join us.

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Upcoming Author Appearances

  • 2020-01-08 Jeff Kelley,
    CodeMash, Sandusky, OH
  • 2020-01-09 Jeff Kelley,
    CodeMash, Sandusky, OH
  • 2020-01-10 Jeff Kelley,
    CodeMash, Sandusky, OH
  • 2020-01-14 Michael Keeling,
    Pittsburgh Code & Supply
  • 2020-01-17 Cesario Ramos,
    “A Scrum Book” Course by Kiro Harada and Jim Coplien
  • 2020-01-21 Andrew Hunt,
    Carolina Theatre, Durham NC
  • 2020-01-30 Cesario Ramos,
    “A Scrum Book” Course by Cesário Ramos and Jim Coplien
  • 2020-01-31 James O. Coplien,
    Vienna, Austria
  • 2020-02-06 Johanna Rothman,
    OOP, Munich
  • 2020-02-13 George Dinwiddie,
    Agile Charm, Baltimore MD
  • 2020-02-18 Paolo Perrotta,
    ParisRB Conf 2020, Paris
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