Mentors, Models, and the Making of Managers: Special Panel Discussion
Each of us has a story about how we came to be managers in software organizations. Many of us became managers because we were good developers. Some of us studied management in school. A few of us were groomed and mentored by the companies we work for, and some were tapped for management because we were the only warm body available. But now that we're here, what does it take to become an effective manager? Is being mentored and developed as a manager considered a luxury? Join this interactive panel and discuss the real-life issues and challenges of developing ourselves-and others-as software managers.