Transition from Technical Individual Contributor to Manager
What you'll learn
- Structure, build, manage, and retain a technical team from start to finish, in-person or remote
- Develop your managerial style by identifying core strengths and opportunities for improvement
- Learn how to get work done as a manager while skillfully managing upward, downward, and lateral relationships
- Develop a technical roadmap that aligns initiatives with org-wide operational key results
- Fast-track your managerial development by learning to recognize, navigate, and avoid common pitfalls that new technical managers often encounter
- An introductory course intended to aid in the adoption of a manager’s skill set.
- A technical individual contributor background is useful.
The traditional career path will, at some point, present you with the opportunity to become a manager. I created this course to provide you, a new and aspiring manager, with the concepts, tools, and tricks to succeed in this new role.
Whether you're looking out ahead, faced with the decision, or have recently decided to go for it, I'll show you how to scope, justify, hire, manage, and retain a technical team from start to finish, in-person or remote. But we won't stop there!
Each section is tailored to specifically address some of the common questions from new managers. I'll show you how to get work done (as a manager), how to communicate and manage relationships in all direction - downwards, upwards, and laterally. We'll go over what you can expect in your first 90 days and how to participate in the company's operational key results exercises.
We'll focus on you, too, with exercises to identify your managerial style and create a transition plan. Plus, I'll suggest additional materials and actions you can take to position yourself for the transition. This includes developing your professional social media presence, signing up for free newsletters, and following established business leaders on social media.
For many, making the transition often occurs without training or a firm understanding of what it requires. This course is an introduction to key managerial practices to aid in the adoption of a manager’s skill set. Whether you're a high performing individual contributor in a technical role, an individual new to management, or simply aspiring to become a manager of technology teams, you will find this course content beneficial to your goals.
Who this course is for:
- At some point on the traditional career path, you will be presented with an opportunity to become a manager. Oftentimes, its accepted without training or a firm understanding of what the role requires. This course is intended to provide new and aspiring managers of technology teams with the concepts, tools, and shortcuts to success in their new role.
- For high performing individual contributors in a technical role or anyone new to management
- Those aspiring to become great managers of technology teams.
Dave develops IT people, processes, and infrastructure at early stage and nonprofit environments. His strategic and tactical IT leadership is rooted in a background that includes 15 years of progressive IT experience, a degree in Industrial Computer Science, and industry certifications that include CISSP, CCNA, and CAPM.
Often building from scratch, Dave has built teams of two through twenty-two in fast-moving startups where every decision has years of tail-end repercussions. His goal is to share those learnings and help prepare those entering the field of IT or management with a map of the territory.
Dave's approach to teaching is gently informed by his years as a Yoga and Indoor Cycling instructor. You'll find the lesson plans thoroughly developed with precision from military experience.