Episode 55

Engineering Management With Allison McMillan

February 13th, 2019

38 mins 45 secs

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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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