Individual Contributor to Software VP Four Career Transitions, Many Challenges with Steve McConnell
Software leadership is hard! This talk covers the top challenges that emerging software leaders face as they pass through four distinct career transitions: I.C. to technical lead, then to manager, then to director, and ultimately to VP. Understand the issues that unnecessarily cause some potentially good leaders to drop off the path. Steve McConnell, the award-winning author of Code Complete, describes the detailed challenges involved in each transition and the key factors needed to navigate each transition successfully. He presents a holistic model for understanding how roles, responsibilities, and skills must evolve as a software professional’s career progresses.
Steve McConnell is CEO and Chief Software Engineer at Construx Software, where he consults to a broad range of industries and oversees Construx's consulting and training offerings. Steve is the best-selling author of the industry classic "Code Complete," as well as" Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art," "Rapid Development," and other titles. Steve has served as Editor in Chief of IEEE Software magazine and Chair of the IEEE Computer Society's Professional Activities Board. Readers of Software Development magazine voted Steve one of the three most influential people in the software industry, along with Bill Gates and Linus Torvalds. Steve can be reached at [email protected].