Your First 90 Days as a new Engineering Manager

Take your first step to becoming a great engineering manager
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.2 out of 5 (308 ratings)
3,789 students
44min of on-demand video
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What you need to focus on as a new manager
Learn to manage your team and what to ask in 1:1s
Get to know the business and your critical customers
How to define your role for yourself, your team, and organization
Understanding and setting expectations for your role
What is imposter syndrome and how to combat it


  • There are no requirements or prerequisites; great for beginners


So you got the job of a data or software engineering manager - what do you do and where do you start?
Most companies don't have training programs for managers, or for people who want to move into management.

This course will help put you on the right path - we outline what to do for your first 90 days as an engineering manager. We will walk you through the most important parts of your role you should focus on, and how you should get started.

What we cover:

  • Welcoming you to management

  • How your role is different as a manager

  • Setting broader context for management roles

  • Where to start focusing

  • Getting to know your team

  • What to ask about in your 1:1's

  • Common 1:1 mistakes

  • Digging into team conversations

  • Dealing with team fears and apprehensions

  • How to create a feeling of safety in your team

  • Meeting the organization / business

  • Meeting the customer

  • Understanding expectations of a manager

  • Defining your own role

  • The imposter syndrome

  • How to combat the imposter syndrome

Please leave a review and let us know what you think. We would also love to hear your own ideas and suggestions for how we can improve it. We plan to update this course in 2022 based on student suggestions and feedback - so please tell us what you would like to see!

Who this course is for:

  • Aspiring Managers
  • Software Engineering Managers
  • Data Engineering Managers
  • Team Leads


Engineering Manager and Technical Leader
Matt Nigh
  • 4.2 Instructor Rating
  • 308 Reviews
  • 3,789 Students
  • 1 Course

I’m currently the Data Engineering Manager at UW Medicine in Seattle, where I lead a team of developers. Outside of work, I love reading and spending time with my wife and our 11-year-old Mastiff, Tinkerbell.

My background is leading software development teams. I currently manage a team of 16 Data Engineers, and am experienced with leading technical teams of 25+ people.

I have previously been a VP of Operations, Director of Software Development, Manager of DevOps, PMO Manager, and Project Manager.

I am Prosci, CSPO, and CSM certified.

Senior Director of HR
Rachel Nigh
  • 4.2 Instructor Rating
  • 308 Reviews
  • 3,789 Students
  • 1 Course

I’m an ambitious and results-focused HR leader passionate about growth in companies, starting with people. My experience has given me a broad HR perspective in a variety of environments, from Fortune 50 to start-ups. I especially enjoy the fast pace and scrappiness of small- and medium-sized companies, where I can make a meaningful and lasting impact on the business.

Online courses for leaders
Leadercamp (leadercamp.net)
  • 4.2 Instructor Rating
  • 308 Reviews
  • 3,789 Students
  • 1 Course

Hi, we’re Leadercamp! We are a husband and wife team based out of Seattle, Washington. We make online courses dedicated to individuals interested in developing their leadership and management skills.

Together we have more than 20 years of management and leadership experience. We have worked in startups, mid-size organizations, and Fortune 500 companies. Our courses are meant to help entry-level employees through directors.

Most of our courses can be completed within one day, and have activities and quizzes to help you master the information presented.

We love to hear feedback from our students, so please let us know how you like our courses and what you'd like to see us add in the future!

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