Have you ever been pressed in your career about whether you want to go into management or be technical? I get asked this a lot. My answer is always, “why do I have to choose?” I’ll like to dive into the root of this question and then cover ways in which you can be a leader and still be a technical contributor. It’s a challenge, but certainly possible. I’ll draw on my experience over the last five years at Puppet, Inc.
What is technical work anyway?
Prioritization is most important
Check your title when doing technical work
Don’t put yourself on critical path
Don’t fall into micromanagement designs
How are you improving those around you?