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Constant Life of a Tech Lead

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As a developer you are used to certain constants in your life such as battling with a compiler/interpreter or debugging a production issue only to discover a single, tiny error. You know, for certain, there will always be more problems to solve, usually moving bits from one system to another regardless of which language, or product you work with.

Your transition to a Tech Lead will surprise you as you discover new and different constants for the first time. In this talk, we will explore the Constant Life of a Tech Lead where you will hear advice, learn strategies and stories to prepare with these new constants.

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Constant Life of a Tech Lead

  1. 1. THE CONSTANT LIFE OF A TECH LEAD @patkua 1
  2. 2. Who is @thoughtworks Tech Radar First Continuous Integration Tool 2
  3. 3. Who is @patkua 3 #architect #developer #leader #coach #lifelong-learner #author #facilitator #speaker thekua.io/retrobookthekua.io/twtl
  4. 4. That’s not really what I want
  5. 5. DEVELOPER
  6. 6. DEVELOPER
  7. 7. TECH LEAD
  8. 8. TECH LEAD
  9. 9. TECH PEOPLE SYSTEM
  10. 10. TECH
  11. 11. TECH WILL CHANGE
  12. 12. 2012 20162008200420001996
  13. 13. 2012 2016 2020 2024 2028 2032 ? ? ? ? ?
  14. 14. TOOL VALUE
  15. 15. USETOOL VALUE
  16. 16. USETOOL VALUE EXPERIENCE
  17. 17. USETOOL VALUE EXPERIENCE PRINCIPLE
  18. 18. Principles outlast tools
  19. 19. Principle of Information Hiding
  20. 20. Principle of Information Hiding services
  21. 21. Principle of Information Hiding services Principle of Information Hiding “This paper discusses modularisation as a mechanism for improving the flexibility and comprehensibility of a system while allowing the shortening of its development time.”
  22. 22. Principle of Information Hiding services Principle of Information Hiding “The effectiveness of a modularisation is dependent upon the criteria used in dividing the system into modules”
  23. 23. Principle of Information Hiding servicesYEAR? 1972
  24. 24. ~20 years (concept) ~30 years
  25. 25. What can I learn which I can use in a different context, or with a different tool?
  26. 26. USETOOL VALUE EXPERIENCE PRINCIPLE
  27. 27. Principles outlast tools (but you still need to put principles into practice)
  28. 28. TECH PEOPLE SYSTEM
  29. 29. PEOPLE
  30. 30. PEOPLE ARE
  31. 31. PEOPLE ARE UNIQUE
  32. 32. Masculinity vs Femininity Individualism vs Collectivism Uncertainty Avoidance Long Term vs Short Term Orientation Indulgence vs Restraint Power Distance Index Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions
  33. 33. Masculinity vs Femininity Individualism vs Collectivism Uncertainty Avoidance Long Term vs Short Term Orientation Indulgence vs Restraint Power Distance Index Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions
  34. 34. Masculinity vs Femininity Individualism vs Collectivism Uncertainty Avoidance Long Term vs Short Term Orientation Indulgence vs Restraint Power Distance Index Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions
  35. 35. Masculinity vs Femininity Individualism vs Collectivism Uncertainty Avoidance Long Term vs Short Term Orientation Indulgence vs Restraint Power Distance Index Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions Pioneers Settlers Town Planners http://blog.gardeviance.org/2012/06/pioneers-settlers-and-town-planners.html
  36. 36. Masculinity vs Femininity Individualism vs Collectivism Uncertainty Avoidance Long Term vs Short Term Orientation Indulgence vs Restraint Power Distance Index Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions
  37. 37. FROM DIVERSITY COMES STRENGTH
  38. 38. THINK ARCHETYPES NOT STEREOTYPES
  39. 39. YOU
  40. 40. MAKER YOU ARE A
  41. 41. MAKER TO MULTIPLIER
  42. 42. DEVELOPER
  43. 43. TECH LEAD
  44. 44. TECH PEOPLE SYSTEM
  45. 45. SYSTEMTHE IS A CONSTANT WILL CHANGE BUT TIME
  46. 46. BE ENOUGH THERE WILL NEVER TIME
  47. 47. Emails To-Do’s Meetings
  48. 48. Eisenhower Matrix
  49. 49. EisenhowerMatrix LESS URGENTURGENT LESS IMPORTANT IMPORTANT Do DeleteDelegate Decide
  50. 50. Dwight Eisenhower (34th President of the USA) What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important
  51. 51. DOUBLE LOOP LEARNING
  52. 52. ResultAction
  53. 53. ResultAction SINGLE LOOP LEARNING
  54. 54. Mental Model ResultAction DOUBLE LOOP LEARNING
  55. 55. Mental Model ResultAction DOUBLE LOOP LEARNING
  56. 56. EisenhowerMatrix LESS URGENTURGENT LESS IMPORTANT IMPORTANT Do DeleteDelegate Decide
  57. 57. TECH PEOPLE SYSTEM
  58. 58. THANK YOU THE CONSTANT LIFE OF A TECH LEAD @patkua

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