What's my job again? Developing self-management

What's my job again? Developing self-management

The more we move up the org chart, the less input we'll get from our own managers, and the more we need to expand our range as a leader to be successful. Self-management is understanding what it means for you to thrive in a leadership role, and it's also something you will need to instil in people you report to you, to help them scale their own responsibilities.

Friends don't let friends debug their leadership skills in production

Friends don't let friends debug their leadership skills in production

In this talk, Hywel will discuss the skills needed as engineers progress on different career paths (both technical leadership and people management), and how they can be learned outside the ‘production environment’ of the team.

Achieving engineering velocity by optimizing developer experience

Achieving engineering velocity by optimizing developer experience

Engineering teams face compounding pressures to meet business objectives while maintaining operational excellence. The last year, in particular, has forced engineering leaders to maximize productivity with limited resources, forcing them to search for solutions to improve engineering velocity.

Growing engineering managers: Breaking down the monolith

Growing engineering managers: Breaking down the monolith

This talk will delve into the intricacies of being an effective engineering manager by dissecting the multifaceted role into distinct components. Chiranjiv will explore technical excellence, people management, and delivery, breaking down each aspect into manageable units that can be employed for evaluation and strategic planning.

In anticipation of change: Strategies for engineering leaders to stay current and effective

In anticipation of change: Strategies for engineering leaders to stay current and effective

One of the toughest challenges you face as an engineering leader is staying current while preparing yourself and your teams for change. There's a requirement to understand the technical issues facing engineers day-to-day and the responsibility to help them navigate an uncertain future. So, how do you stay in the loop? And how can you ensure your decisions are not just reactive but proactive, shaping the future rather than merely responding to it? This talk is about how to overcome this challenge.

Engineering owns velocity

Engineering owns velocity

Companies are more eager than ever to quantify the output of their engineering teams to feel confident that they're maximising the return on that investment. Unfortunately, when non-engineers try to increase the output of engineering teams, they often wind up optimising short-term deliverables and devaluating key aspects of an engineering team's job. In this talk, Rafe will explore what engineering leaders need to do to credibly own velocity and deeply align their work with the company strategy.