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The 7 Categories of Engineering Management w/ Ian Nowland of Datadog

Conor Bronsdon
Dev Interrupted Community Leader obsessed with tech, sustainability, and any sort of board game strategy.
・1 min read

You can’t learn to swim by reading a book.

The same principle applies to coaching engineering managers. In this episode of Dev Interrupted, Ian Nowland SVP of Core Engineering at Datadog, discusses how the reality of coaching engineering managers is different from what they tell you during conferences, as well as diving into his 7 categories of engineering management.

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Episode Highlights include:

  • The realities of coaching direct reports
  • How Ian measures the impact of his teams
  • The 7 Categories of Engineering Management
  • How to adopt a learning mindset to engineering management

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I really want to read the book that tries to teach you swimming.