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The Principal Developer - Masterclass

Thursday, 20 January 2022

09:00 AM

Friday, 21 January 2022

06:00 PM



​In the Developer Masterclass, you'll learn what does it take to be an exceptional tech leader, how to develop yourself as a leader, and how to maintain balance between leadership and technical duties. In a practical, down-to-earth style, you'll learn how to:

(1/4) Develop yourself as a technical lead

  • Balance technical and non-technical skills

  • Measure your progress as a leader

  • Gain trust and respect

  • Delegate effectively

  • Communicate with confidence

  • Influence others without resorting to issuing orders

  • Motivate people with DRIVE

  • Improve team's health

  • Reclaim time for coding

(2/4) Build great teams

  • Understand the importance of mentoring

  • Replenish your Mentor's Toolbox with the essential tools

  • Build fast-performing and autonomous teams

  • Foster an effective learning culture in your team

  • Foster an effective problem-solving culture

  • Help your teammates reach career heights

  • Use coaching to avoid being bombed with neverending questions

  • Learn to use pair programming effectively

(3/4) Improve development process

  • Learn to measure IT and team performance

  • Learn how Scrum, Kanban, and Lean fit together

  • Learn how to plan and deliver work always on time

  • Learn to prioritize and split work properly

  • Understand the power of Little's Law

  • Deliver value faster with Continuous Delivery

  • Eliminate bottlenecks from your development process

  • Keep technical debt under control with XP and software craftsmanship

  • Deliver value, not just software features

(4/4) Accelerate hiring

  • Attract, retain, and grow the best engineers

  • Learn to filter out candidates that don't fit early

  • Design an effective, no-bullshit interview process

  • Learn to assess technical skills and cultural fit

  • Become an interviewer that wins hearts

  • Make candidates feel good during and after the interview

  • Understand why devs aren't lining up to work for you

  • Build a company culture that developers love

  • Boost hiring efficiency 5x