From Developer to Manager; it’s not a promotion, it’s a career change

May 22, 2017 · Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

When high tech companies start growing, recruitment for managerial positions is inevitable. An interesting dilemma arises; how do you find the right people for such positions? Do you promote a developer organically? Do you bring an experienced external manager? 

In this meetup I'll explore the do’s and dont’s from the presenters’ personal experience, elaborate on the different schools of thought, and share with you how we dealt with the different challenges of training managers. This meetup will be held in English.

Schedule:

18:15 - 18:30 - Drinks and food

18:30 - 19:10 - Building a Managerial Hierarchy - Tal Ofer Regev 

19:10 - 19:20 - Break

19:20 - 20:00 - Helping First Time Managers Overcome the Dunning-Kruger Effect - Shai Kfir 



"Building a Managerial Hierarchy" - Tal Ofer Regev

Building a managerial hierarchy is one of the biggest challenges a growing organization faces. In this lecture I’ll explain the reason we need such  hierarchy, how we find the right managers for it, how to train and grow those managers, and the different challenges involved in the process."

Tal Ofer Regev is a R&D Director at WalkMe, in charge of its core product development.

He grew with the company, as it scaled from 30 to 500 employees, taking an active role in building the department management hierarchy while facing variety of growth difficulties

https://www.linkedin.com/in/tal-ofer-regev/


Helping First Time Managers Overcome the Dunning-Kruger Effect - Shai Kfir

Ö¿It is known that developers don't necessarily make good managers, yet most companies (us included!) make the mistake of "promoting" the most successful developers into managerial positions. A developer transitioning to a managerial position deals with various difficulties: a new team, managing people who until recently were co-workers. Most tech companies offer very little, if any, training for first-time managers; without the tools, training, or even having a clue as to what their job is, it's no wonder that many first-time managers fail.

In this talk Shai will discuss some of the mistakes we’ve made at Wix and the system we’re working on to support managers making their first steps including coaching, training and teaching.

Shai Kfir has been a developer for 20 years and a manager for 5. Shai also serves as a mentor for new managers and co-facilitates a workshop for new managers at Wix called “Management 101”. Shai runs a blog about about management and leadership, and a Facebook page where he shares his insights and inspiring resources from the interwebs.

https://twitter.com/shaik

https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaikfir/

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