Agile + DevOps West 2023 Concurrent Session : Stepping Up - Becoming a Leader in Your Team


Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Stepping Up - Becoming a Leader in Your Team

One of the most difficult transitions to make is from being a member of the team, to owning your former teammates performance reviews. It is awkward. It is stressful. And you can do it! How do you maintain a trusted relationship with your team mates? How do you employ empathy to help yourself understand your team? How do you gain authority and decision making where previously you had none? How do you make decisions that impact the lives of your team in very significant ways? How do you balance your corporate strategic responsibilities with your desire to advocate for your own team member's needs? In this session, we'll take a look at the challenges of making this transition and how you can face them head on. Leveraging the years of experience I've built up, you can learn from my healthy backlog of failures, poor decisions, and generally bad ideas. These mistakes were what helped me to learn, and now you can too!

Jason St-Cyr

Jason St-Cyr is a Technical Evangelist with 20 years of experience in the software development field using a variety of technologies. His primary focuses are in DevRel, DevOps, Sitecore, solution architecture, and product marketing. Having spent his career delivering digital solutions with a focus on quality assurance, deployment processes, and DevOps tooling, Jason now brings his expertise to Sitecore as the manager for the global team of technical evangelists in Sitecore’s Technical Marketing team. Always focused on continuous improvement, both of processes and self, Jason believes in three key components to success: 1. Be Honest 2. Be Kind 3. Be Helpful It's time to build a better neighbourhood with our communities!