Succeed As a New Manager

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Maryam Umar

Head of QA

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Talk Description
Becoming a manager of an engineering team is a daunting task. Most of us love to write code, and as we get better, we are asked to start managing teams.  
Maryam's journey has been slightly different; she came into team management by choice rather than a chance offer. 

In this Masterclass, Maryam shares some of her mistakes as a mid-level manager and provides tools for overcoming common problems. She discusses the difficulty of balancing personal learning and team growth as a new manager while sharing multiple anecdotes to help everyone currently experiencing this arduous role change.
What you’ll learn

By the end of this masterclass, you'll be able to:

  • List common mistake new managers make and how to overcome them
  • Develop an inclusive and engaging team vision
  • Build the right team
  • Promote psychological safety in your team
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Maryam Umar

Head of QA

I work in London as Head of QA of an Instant Salesware firm. I started my career 15 years ago as a QA test engineer in the finance and mobile industry. After transitioning to the eCommerce sector, I performed QA in various capacities for online restaurant and travel services. I continue to work in QA as a manager now with special focus on sustainable delivery practices. I pay special attention to team dynamics and ensuring engineers are in roles which give them a sense of purpose. In addition to this, I have been a keen advocate of creating and sustaining diverse teams by speaking at schools and universities to educate students about what a creative space the technology sector can be.
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