Wade Chambers, CTO & SVP of Engineering @ Grand Rounds links the principles, competencies, and the focus areas that help grow individual contributors into engineering managers, into amazing VPs of Engineering.
The Fast Track to VP of Engineering (VPE) - In Wade's experience, engineers like to understand cause and effect so they can focus on being efficient. As most engineering managers were engineers, the need for a causal impact persists in the new role. In his 25+ of years of experience, including being a VP of Engineering at both public and private companies, he's invested a lot of time to link principles, competencies, and the focus areas that help grow ICs into EMs into amazing VPEs. Wade presents some of these lessons learned the hard way in the hope they can accelerate your career and help you avoid the 'trial and error' approach that is so prevalent in today's market.