As a technical leader, you’ll often be responsible for creating technical strategy for your area of responsibility.
The process of creating a technical strategy can be bewildering: it seems like strategy documents come in all shapes and sizes, and it’s unclear where to even get started. Fortunately, creating a good technical strategy doesn’t need to be this complicated, and setting successful technical strategies can become a reputable process.
This talk will dig into the nuts and bolts of setting a successful technical strategy. We’ll start by talking about the difference between technical vision and technical strategy: two concepts which are often discussed together, but serve very different purposes. We’ll then discuss the three core elements of a technical strategy, and how you can use a technical vision to inform those core elements. Finally, we’ll close with some common pitfalls of bad strategies and how to avoid them. You’ll leave with all the tools you need to create a crisp and successful technical strategy for your team.