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Episode 55: Engineering Management With Allison McMillan

Episode 55: Engineering Management With Allison McMillan

Update: 2019-02-13
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Engineering Management With Allison McMillan



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Guest



Allison McMillan: Engineering Manager at GitHub; Atom; Creator of the Parent Driven Development Podcast. Blogs at DayDreams in Ruby.



Summary



Today on the show we’re talking about engineering management. Allison McMillan is an engineering manager for the Atom team at GitHub. We talk about what her role is within the team, how she helps her team grow and improve, and how the management role is different from her previous developer jobs. We’d like to hear from you. What makes a great engineering manager? Let us know at techdoneright.io/55 or on Twitter at @tech_done_right



Notes



01:48 - What does an Engineering Manager do?



05:29 - Having Effective and Successful Meetings



12:20 - Goals as a Developer and Teammate



22:56 - Becoming an Engineering Manager



27:34 - Expectations and Challenges



32:01 - Measuring Yourself and Your Progress



35:10 - Plans to Improve / Having Teammates Rate Your Performance as a Manager



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Episode 55: Engineering Management With Allison McMillan

Episode 55: Engineering Management With Allison McMillan

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