From programmer to manager

It’s been a long long time since I last blogged. I set out to start this as a resource to help other programmers understand how they can make their way in business.

I found myself moving from a web developer role working on a few high-profile clients to working with a previous company as a software development manager.

Why did I change direction?

Being a software developer I found that I was more suited to helping people. Not in the “I know best”, but in the “you know best, show us what you can do”. This change in mindset opened up a new way of interaction. Gone were the days of programming for a living, but to encourage, motivate and remind people of their passion and how they can help themselves and others.

I aim to blog regularly on my thoughts, observations, lessons learnt (and believe me, there will be lessons learnt!) on leading a team of software developers.

Stay tuned!

3 thoughts on “From programmer to manager

  1. Really interesting post, in a way I can identify my self here. My background experience is engineer, and I am studying to become a good leader playing a role of manager. Have you found this transaction difficult?


    1. Thanks for your comment. That is an interesting question. To be honest, at first I found it challenging; i had to learn to move away from thinking about myself as an individual contributor to an enabler. It has taken me a few years with twists and turns along the way to get to a place where I feel comfortable. I will look to write an extended post on my journey.
      How have you found your experience so far?

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      1. It has been a significant change, from being an independent scientist to being part of teamwork. I’m starting a whole new world.
        The business world, and so far, has been a pleasure experience. I’m more than happy to follow your business insights in your blog. Keep writing 😉

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