You just became a team lead. What now?

Volker Dusch (19.Aug.2017 at 11:00, 45 min)
Talk at PHP Track - FrOSCon 2017 (English - UK)

Rating: 4 of 5

Maybe you built the first version of your product many years back on your own, and your endeavor is growing.

Maybe you've been with the company for a couple of years, and people trust you a lot.
Maybe nontechnical coworkers always approached you first because you've been able to explain things clearly to them.

Whatever happened:
YOU ARE IN CHARGE OF A TEAM OF PEOPLE NOW.

Moving away from primarily dealing with code to dealing with people can be scary. But don't panic! You are already working on effectively communicating with your coworkers a lot through your code, in planning, and on many other occasions. Like all the other skills you have picked up along the way Leadership is something you can learn and iteratively improve.

This talk aims to walk you through most of the challenges I have faced or helped others work through when taking this journey in companies that work with web technologies.

We'll discuss topics including process management, team motivation, recruiting, growing people and how to actually get something useful out of these dreaded 'performance reviews' you might be asked to do.

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Rating: 4 of 5

19.Aug.2017 at 16:53 by Jan Gregor Triebel (47 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Good talk. Even though it is titled "You just became a team lead", it starts of with how to get there - seems like an odd mismatch. Also, really verbose slides, which is a matter of personal opinion, but at least makes it easier to read up on it later.

The insight was worth it and the personal touch made hearing it worthwhile :)

Rating: 4 of 5

21.Aug.2017 at 06:55 by Marco Pivetta (117 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Brilliant talk, but it should be presented with either no slides or less slide information: they were mostly a distraction from what the speaker was saying.

Rating: 4 of 5

22.Aug.2017 at 01:00 by Claudio (38 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Very helpful and true content about starting to become a team lead. The slides were a bit distracting because of too many text sometimes. This can be also useful for devs, who are not a "official" team lead, but are seen to lead teams anyway. :-)

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