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Lessons I've Learned from Managing A Team of Developers

April 25, 2024
May 7, 2024
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Transitioning from coding to management can be a career goal for some, and a dreaded pathway for others. In his recent work experience, Mike has been managing a team of developers while continuing to code a bit himself. In this episode, Mike shares his recent experiences and enlightens us with some of the lessons he's learned along the way. While managing a team of developers may seem easy for those at a senior development level, it's easy to forget that the code is not the only thing you have to worry about, the human element becomes a factor that can make or break a team's productivity and effectiveness.


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Mike's Current Role

Mike outlines his current role to give us context for the lessons he'll be sharing in the rest of the episode.

Lessons Learned

  • Learn to spot burnout
  • Give as much ownership as you can
  • Onboarding is crucial
  • Be available
  • Code reviews are key
  • Be the shield from unnecessary distractions
  • Make mistakes
  • Hire developers that are better than you


  • Michael LaRocca