Effective Technical Leadership

Jul 13, 2016

David Byttow

Most successful projects have a single engineer responsible for driving the project forward while ensuring that strong technical decisions are made with confidence. Typically, that person is referred to as a Tech Lead. They often don’t manage people, but instead coach them to do their best work.

A good overview of the responsibilities of a Tech Lead. Notice they do not overlap with the responsibilities of a CTO or Director of Technology (people responsibilities). Let your Tech Leads guide projects and focus on removing the non-code blockers as a manager.