nicg at noslogan.org
Thu May 3 11:19:26 BST 2007
On May 3, 2007, at 10:55, Smylers wrote:
> At some point in the past year work saw fit to put me in a role with
> management responsibilities. Given that I got here solely on the
> of my Perl development abilities (I didn't ask to become a manager,
> I've never claimed I'd be any good as one), I can't see why work would
> expect me to be any good at it, something which I've pointed out to
> So they've said I can go on some kind of managery training course.
> anybody got any recommendations of a course that's worthwhile? Or
> anti-recommendations of a course that's a waste of time?
A long time ago (about 8 years) I was in exactly the same position.
I was sent on an Learning Tree course called Management Skills for
Technical Professionals. The course was pretty good but the teacher
was superb. So, I would investigate the course but see if you can
find out if someone called Bob Black is teaching it.
Hmm. Looking at the website this course doesn't exist any more.
Sigh. There is a course called 'management skills' but that seems to
I think this is something that happens a lot in 'technical'
People get promoted into a management position because of their
professional/technical expertise. Sadly, brilliant programmer X is not
going to be brilliant manager X. In fact (s)he might be utterly
pissed off manager X because they're now in the position of not
using those skills (to some extent).
Good luck with it anyway
 Yes, I work for them sometimes.
 I'm new at the Learning Tree thing and don't actually know how
to check that on the intranet.
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