The 7 Categories of Engineering Management w/ Ian Nowland of Datadog

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Ian Nowland, the SVP of Core Engineering at DataDog, joins us to share his experience coaching engineering managers and how the reality is different from the books.

Coaching Managers at Datadog

You can’t learn to swim by reading a book. The same principle applies to coaching engineering managers. In this episode Dev Interrupted, Ian Nowland SVP of Core Engineering at Datadog discusses how the reality of coaching engineering managers is different from what they tell you during conferences, as well as diving into his 7 categories of engineering management.


Episode Highlights include: 

  • The realities of coaching direct reports
  • How Ian measure the impact of his teams
  • The 7 Categories of Engineering Management
  • How to adopt a learning mindset to engineering management

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