The transition from programmer to manager is made particularly challenging by the dramatic difference between what made us successful as programmers and what it takes to successfully manage others. In addition, programmers are an interesting management challenge. We tend to be free spirits, playful, curious, and (very) independent.
For those programmers contemplating a leap to the “dark side,” here are a few questions to consider:
For programmers as well as managers already managing:
Come to this session and get answers to these questions and more.
Interim VP Eng. Transforming chaos to clarity. Author, Managing the Unmanageable (Addison Wesley)