What traits are looked for when moving an engineer into a software leadership role?
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Taking small, disparate and unrelated seemingly innocuous building blocks and raw materials
- Helping people visualise the desired outcome (the what and the why they understood the business needs from product management).
- Helping people go through a process to identify the best how.
- Eliminating blockers.
- Creating opportunities.
- Uniting teams.
- Creating something useful and of value that delivers a tangible and viable solution to a customer to scope, on time and to budget.
- Enabling engineering resources to walk away with pride at what they created, looking forward to what the world can be tomorrow with a new set of challenges.
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