Leading a Software Development Team - Crash Course (The Course)

Course Info

This course includes 1 attempt.

This crash course is designed around 30-minute video lectures covering the foundational practices of an effective software team lead. While senior developers looking to become team leaders will gain the most from this course, much of the content can be applied by any dedicated software developer.

Topics covered will include:

  • Time Management - ensuring you are working on the important, not merely reacting to the urgent.
  • Influence over Authority - how character can enable you to lead without a title
  • Trust - how your behaviors make and break trust; and what that does to your influence
  • Developing a business mindset - Why the business wants software, and how that changes how you should develop it
  • Delivering Valuable software - designing a process that flows verified valuable software to your end users



  • Engineering Management
  • Leadership
  • Leadership
  • Agile
  • Teamwork

Course Material


      • Daniel Scheufler is a Principal Consultant at Improving with experience in ECommerce, TeleMedicine, and of course Oil and Gas. As an Electrical Engineer turned Software Developer, He prides himself on highly disciplined development leading to more effective products and processes. He is a problem-solver at heart and leverages this strength in applying industrial theory to the challenges of software development. Among the key challenges facing development is the communication gap. So Daniel has taken to blogging, public speaking, and consulting to help bridge the gap and demystify the technology our world depends on. When not engaged in tackling the gap, or coding, you'll find Daniel playing with his three children, reading, or tinkering whether in the woodshop or in a computer.

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