How to Evaluate Your Technical Career Track

  • Published on
    11-Aug-2014

  • View
    14.809

  • Download
    4

DESCRIPTION

It's often unclear what tracks are available to people in technical careers such as designers, engineers, and product managers within any size organization. The path chosen by many is the management track, but what if you want to stay technical? Are there alternatives? In this talk, you'll learn: What to think about when you're evaluating the choice between pursuing a management vs a technical track The opportunities that are available to you if you choose to go down a technical track, what the day-to-day will be like, and how to prepare for this path

Transcript

  • How to Evaluate Your Technical Career Track Poornima Vijayashanker #femgineerforum @femgineer May 28, 2014 1
  • Background Femgineer Forums 2
  • Agenda What are the roles? Technical v. management track? How to transition? Breakout session 3
  • Smart. 4
  • Inexperienced. 5
  • Falling off. 6
  • Environment. 7
  • Stuck. 8
  • Its too late. 9
  • Get back on! 10
  • Many paths. 11
  • What are the roles? 12
  • Technical track. 13
  • Freelancer Consultant Individual Contributor Technical Team Lead Architect Creative Director Manager Teacher Professor 14
  • Take stock of projects. 15
  • Side projects. 16
  • Meet Courteney. 17
  • 18
  • Expertise. 19
  • Management track. 20
  • Budget & control resources. 21
  • Directions. 22
  • Understand organization. 23
  • Lookout. 24
  • Lots of open doors. 25
  • Interview them! 26
  • When was the last time someone was promoted? 27
  • Do people make transitions? 28
  • Understand the day-to-day! 29
  • Responsibilities & Requirements 30
  • Get Some Feedback Colleagues Friends Mentors 31
  • Perspective. 32
  • Im not ready... 33
  • Constantly learning. 34
  • Training. 35
  • Transition. 36
  • Create a plan. 37
  • The role you want. Why you want it. Why you can do it! 38
  • Demonstrate through stories 39
  • ASK! 40
  • Dont muddle the message. ... 41
  • Do a bite-sized sale. 42
  • RISK. 43
  • Show progress overtime. 44
  • Mitigating risk == easy decision 45
  • Inaction. 46
  • Review What are the roles? Technical v. management track? How to transition? Breakout session 47
  • Next Forum on June 19th Why You Should Speak at Technical Conferences Sponsored by 48
  • Want to host a forum at your company? Contact: justin@femgineer.com 49
  • E-mail Course How to Transform Your Ideas into Software Products http://femgineer.com/transform-ideas 50
  • Courses Confident Communicator Lean Product Development Web Product Development Visit femgineer.com/learn Mentoring Visit femgineer.com/mentoring 51
  • Q&A 52
  • 53
  • Breakout Session! 54
  • KEY OBJECTIVE(S) AGENDA DELIVERABLE BREAK OUT SESSION Think about your track. 30 minutes Get into groups of ~5 people. 1. Introduce yourself to the group. 2. Take stock of past projects 3. What did you enjoy about those projects? 4. What role do you think you maybe suited to based on what you enjoyed working on? 5. What are some next steps for you? 6. Share with the group. Short presentation 55

Recommended

View more >