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Gleicon Moraes - Help, I became a manager

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  • 1. Do Work Help, I became a manager (surviving tips)Thursday, March 24, 2011
  • 2. About Me • 16 years working in the industry, different technical areas • Published articles in magazines, a book and spoke at conferences (NoSQL:br, QConSP, TDC, FFFFuuuu Conf) • Minister for The Church of the Latter-Day DudeThursday, March 24, 2011
  • 3. Transition to Management • Had previous project leadership roles, decided about being technically focused, no management career • Worked on non-trivial projects, where management was almost not neededThursday, March 24, 2011
  • 4. Transition to Management • Had previous project leadership roles, decided about being technically focused, no management career • Worked on non-trivial projects, where management was almost not needed • Opportunity knocked and I already knew that I cope better w/ my limitations than having a non-A manager telling me what to do. • Im pretty happy to be managed by intelligent people, on different levelsThursday, March 24, 2011
  • 5. Management interactions • * Manager -> Your pairs (other Managers) • ** Manager -> Board * should be dealt with by you ** also should not affect your team directlyThursday, March 24, 2011
  • 6. Management interactions • * Manager -> Your pairs (other Managers) • ** Manager -> Board • *** Manager -> his/her team • *** Manager -> other teams * should be dealt with by you ** also should not affect your team directly *** matters to your team, also their responsibilityThursday, March 24, 2011
  • 7. Relationship with your pairs (Other Managers) • All about collaboration, clear boundaries • Give recognition to doers • Give a hard time to lazy/incompetent • Give ‘clash with reality’ • Draw the line between what you do care what you don’t • Knowing (well) your stuff is worth it.Thursday, March 24, 2011
  • 8. Relationship with your pairs (Other Managers) • Give props to doers • Give a hard time to lazy/incompetent • Give ‘clash with reality’ Don’t forget that some of them might be in a MONKEY TRAPThursday, March 24, 2011
  • 9. Write that down: Monkey TrapThursday, March 24, 2011
  • 10. To make it clear: When a manager fool around, he/ she is about to enter in a world of pain. (Specially if he/ she needs to keep the job but don’t have the skills)Thursday, March 24, 2011
  • 11. Relationship with your team • Forget micro management (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egocentric_bias) • Work on delegation/accountability (http://slidesha.re/g6BYth) • You don’t want Herd Behavior (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herd_instinct) • Deal w/ your team as you like to be dealt with: no BS, no treating like kids. Assume they know what to do. • Never, ever, take credit for other people’s work.Thursday, March 24, 2011
  • 12. Relationship with your team • Forget micro management (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egocentric_bias) • Work on delegation/accountability (http://slidesha.re/g6BYth) • You don’t want Herd Behavior (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herd_instinct) • Deal w/ your team as you like to be dealt with: no BS, no treating like kids. Assume they know what to do. • Never, ever, take credit for other people’s work.Thursday, March 24, 2011
  • 13. Relationship with your team • Forget micro management (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egocentric_bias) • Work on delegation/accountability (http://slidesha.re/g6BYth) • You don’t want Herd Behavior (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herd_instinct) • Deal w/ your team as you like to be dealt with: no BS, no treating like kids. Assume they know what to do. • Never, ever, take credit for other people’s work.Thursday, March 24, 2011
  • 14. Relationship with your team • Forget micro management (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egocentric_bias) • Work on delegation/accountability (http://slidesha.re/g6BYth) • You don’t want Herd Behavior (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herd_instinct) • Deal w/ your team as you like to be dealt with: no BS, no treating like kids. Assume they know what to do. • Never, ever, take credit for other people’s work.Thursday, March 24, 2011
  • 15. Motivation Crash Course ‘The thing is, Bob, its not that Im lazy, its that I just dont care. (…) when I make a mistake, I have eight different people coming by to tell me about it. Thats my only real motivation - not to be hassled’ – Peter Gibbons Office Space - (http://www.imdb.com/title/ tt0151804/quotes?qt0386861)Thursday, March 24, 2011
  • 16. Management Fallacies • Agile methodologies, Extreme Programming, TDD, code review are not what a Manager is about. • Tools that a team chooses to help their day to day work • Roles are not honor badges. • Don’t waste other people time trying to be an evangelist of any methodology.Thursday, March 24, 2011
  • 17. Management FallaciesThursday, March 24, 2011
  • 18. A final word on Agile, Tests, OOP, Lean, ITILThursday, March 24, 2011
  • 19. Hard Work Shuts MouthsThursday, March 24, 2011
  • 20. Thanks @gleicon http://www.7co.cc http://zenmachine.wordpress.com http://github.com/gleiconThursday, March 24, 2011