Slides from my Tech Leadership Cape Town talk in March.
As engineers we often prefer hard facts over the fluffy stuff. As a manager most of our impact is through soft skills. How does an engineering manager find balance the between the worlds of data-driven team metrics and the people skills required to get the best from their team.
In this talk, Dale shares some of his hard-won lessons managing an ever growing engineering team using a variety of processes like kanban and lean product development, and tools like metrics, coaching, autonomy and guard-rails.