Resources for New Managers

Expanding on this comment. So you switched from building things to management. Read these to understand your new role:

Here are a few resources I found useful when making that switch.

Newsletters

Blogs

(Both for newsletters and blogs. RSS is your friend to help keep on top of things. I use Feedbin)

Conference

Books

Community

Other Resources

More Links

Join Us

This is a counterpart to my talk at Rail Girls London 7 and blog post on recruitment from the candidate side. I’m writing the notes down so I don’t forget them next time I’m in the same situation.

Last year I found myself running recruitment for the development team. It was very much a learning process. Having only helped out in a few interviews in the past. My biggest takeaway, even to do an average job requires a good deal of work. I still have a huge amount to learn.

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Building Products With Kent Beck

I went north up to Euston to Facebook London to hear Mike Perrow and Kent Beck talk about building products.

Mike kicked things off, talking about building and shipping Workplace. The most interesting part was using the War room model when they launched.

The main talk was Kent Beck. Talking about 3X: Explore/Expand/Extract. Covering the shifting risk profile of software product development as products mature.

Kent Beck: 3X
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