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Road to tech leadership

Trainer(s): Bert Jan Schrijver, duration: 8 hours

This is a training for software developers who are interested in taking on a tech lead role.

Detailed description
This training, consisting of 2 half days, prepares senior developers for what they can expect from a tech lead role. The training is a combination of theory, group discussions, sharing experiences and discussing a number of cases provided by the participants).

Target audience
This training is suitable for everyone who wants to get started as a tech lead or already has some experience as a tech lead. Participants are expected to have at least a couple of years professional experience with software development.

Learning goals

The training will address the following learning goals:

  • Leadership models, ways of leading & guiding a team
  • The mental shift from maker to multiplier
  • Stakeholder management
  • Delegating work
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Making technical decisions
  • QA & technical debt
  • Forming a technical vision

Training outline

  • Day 1 (4 hours): leadership (leadership models, delegating work, conflict management)
  • Day 2 (4 hours): tech (making decision, QA, forming a technical vision)

Provided training material
The training resources (slide decks) will be made available to the participants.

About the trainer
Bert Jan is CTO at OpenValue and focuses on Java, Software architecture, Continuous Delivery and DevOps. Bert Jan is a Java Champion, JavaOne Rock Star speaker, Duke’s Choice Award winner and leads NLJUG, the Dutch Java User Group. He loves to share his experience by speaking at conferences, writing for the Dutch Java magazine and helping out Devoxx4Kids with teaching kids how to code. Bert Jan is easily reachable on Twitter at @bjschrijver. Bert Jan has 10+ years of experience as a tech lead in organizations ranging from startup to enterprise. As a trainer, Bert Jan has 15+ years of experience giving training in the area of software development, software architecture, microservices, cloud, Continuous Delivery and DevOps.

What others say about this training

For all technical leaders: a classification of your role and a complete overview of your responsibilities with many examples of best practices; in a nutshell, essential knowledge!

Training was full of practical tips and how to, for example deciding if you should lead a project, convincing people, seamlessly onboarding new engineers. Also participants could share their experience, discuss it and got their questions answered which was very valuable.

Practical details

Standard pricing for this training: EUR 695,- ex VAT per attendee.
Please contact us for pricing for tailored content and for in house group trainings.

Trainings can be given in one of our offices (Utrecht, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Arnhem, Munich, Dusseldorf, Vienna, Zurich), on site at a client location, or (in some cases) remote. Training content can be tailored to meet your specific requirements.

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