Leading technical teams delivering software brings a unique set of challenges beyond normal teams. How do you learn to communicate with people on “the business side” of your organization? How do you negotiate time and budget for critical things like testing and infrastructure? And how do you lead people who are expert in technical areas you have no experience in?
Join David Neal and Jim Holmes in this highly interactive workshop where you’ll learn some fundamental skills and gather some tools that can help you on your leadership journey. You’ll clarify what makes an effective leader, learn a few critical communication skills, and get tips on dealing with difficult people and situations. Through practical exercises, interactive discussions, and lectures you’ll learn how to better understand and embrace business value over shiny new technical toys.
You’ll leave this workshop with a better understanding of leveraging your strengths and mitigating your weaknesses. You’ll also take away approaches for ensuring you’re able to best empower your teams to do amazing things.