Sensible Defaults for Software Project Managers

Many software developers promoted to project managers take time to build skills in people management and are given little in the way of guidelines. There is no tech best-practice for how to hire, review performance, grow careers or promote.

Project managers do the best with what they have, but this inexperience can quickly lead to reinforcing old biases and lower belonging for those in underrepresented groups, halting their career progress. This talk discusses the challenges of building a successful tech career from the “out-group” and what you need to learn about creating a space where everyone can thrive. Take home practical advice to meaningfully kick-start your software development team’s journey toward excellence and inclusion.

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