Seven secrets every developer should know before getting into manager or lead role

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At some point of time in your career, you have to decide if you want to continue on technical path or to take up a management role. Imagine that you have taken up a management role; how would your life look like?

What will change when you get into manager or lead role? Here are Seven secrets nobody told you...

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    Seven secrets every developer should know before getting into manager or lead role

    Imagine that you have taken up a management role…
    ..how would your life look like?

    Here are the seven secrets..

    Secret # 1
    When you become a manager, you will need to get tasks done by the team members.
    As a manager, you will need to allocate tasks according to team members' strengths to maximize output.

    Secret # 2
    Team member may have adopted an unconventional approach to complete the task.
    This approach may be vastly different from the approach you would have taken.
    In manager's role, you will need to analyse from team member's perspective when team member is stuck.

    Secret # 3
    Manager decides the strategy to obtain a solution whereas…
    developer focuses on completing the work assigned to him.
    Be prepared to take the bigger picture into account in manager’s role.

    Secret # 4
    Team members may need protection from conflicting power centres within the organization.
    Managers who can provide ‘air cover’ get their team’s respect.
    Defend your team as your team’s leader.

    Secret # 5
    Team members like to work with a manager from whom they can learn.
    you will have to share your knowledge
    let the team learn from you.

    Secret # 6
    Speaking and writing may seem basic skills,
    but using these skills effectively is very important for a manager.
    You have to hone your communication skills to become an effective manager.

    Secret # 7
    Manager does not develop code or test it.
    a manager’s success depends on his team members completing their work.
    You will need to motivate team members to complete their assigned work.

    To summarize..

    1. You will need to allocate work to your team members based on their abilities.

    2. You will need to analyse from team member's perspective, when team member is stuck.

    3. Be prepared to take the bigger picture into account in manager’s role.

    4. You will defend your team as your team’s leader.

    5. You will let the team learn from you.

    6. You will hone your communication skills.

    7. You will need to motivate team members to complete their assigned work.

    Share this slide deck with potential managers!

    Credits:

    Pixabay images:
    David Mark,
    pgeyr,
    Peter Kraayvanger,
    Anja Stough,
    Hans Braxmeier,
    Frits Ahlefeldt,
    Levente Lenart


    Text:
    Pramod Paranjape Conversight.com
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Seven secrets every developer should know before getting into manager or lead role

  1. Credits:Pixabay images:David Mark,pgeyr,Peter Kraayvanger,Anja Stough,Hans Braxmeier,Frits Ahlefeldt,Levente LenartText:Pramod ParanjapeConversight.com

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