Transitioning from an engineering manager to a manager of managers can be a confusing, challenging yet rewarding time. You get to help grow engineering leaders while being responsible for the success of multiple teams or even an entire department, no pressure! You have a new set of peers and high stakes stakeholders. How does your experience as an engineering manager apply to this role? What new skills will help you succeed?
Having been through the highs and lows of such a transition myself, in this talk I will share tips on supporting engineering managers, navigating power dynamics, scaling engineering culture, recovering from mistakes at this level and more. You will leave this talk with an increased understanding of what managing managers entails and tools to help you navigate such a transition successfully.