Course Title: "Mastering Tech Leadership: Strategies for Engineering and Software Development Managers"
Module 1: Path to Engineering Management: Key Steps
This module provides a guide on the journey to becoming an Engineering Manager, highlighting critical technical and leadership skills, strategic thinking, continuous learning, and career growth strategies.
- Understanding Technical Expertise
- Developing Leadership Skills
- Embracing Continuous Learning
Module 2: Strategic Planning and Execution
This module delves into the importance of strategic planning and execution in Engineering Management, covering goal setting, resource identification, risk assessment, best practices to execution of software projects and alignment of technical plans with business objectives.
Understanding the strategic planning process
- Objectives and key results example
Strategic plan execution
- Best practices for execution
- Monitoring and adjusting the plan
Module 3: Engineering Excellence: Building and Maintaining Quality Software
This module focuses on the principles and practices of building quality software and emphasizing the importance of engineering excellence. 10 best practices of Engineering Excellence are shared here.
- 10 best practices for engineering excellence
- 4 key principles of building and maintaining a quality software
Metrics to measure the performance and effectiveness of a software engineering team
- Example metrics for an engineering scorecard
Module 4: Productivity and Systems Thinking
This module explores productivity enhancement strategies for Engineering Managers, highlighting the role of systems thinking in effective problem-solving, decision-making, and process improvement.
- What is systems thinking?
- The relationship between productivity and thinking in systems
Four essential components - 4 P’s
- Example 1: Cloud Migration Project
- Example 2: Forming a new team whose mission is to increase sign ups
Module 5: Cultivating a Winning Culture
This module discusses the importance of creating a positive, innovative, and collaborative culture within engineering teams, covering topics like motivation, diversity, equity, inclusion, and the role of leadership in shaping team culture.
- Key ingredients for a winning culture
- What might an engineering manager do in practice
- Challenges faced by women in tech and actions for engineering managers
This curriculum provides a comprehensive guide for aspiring and existing engineering managers and software development managers in the tech industry, focusing on key skills, strategies, and principles for success.
An online video course with voiceover + slide content