Engineering Management Lessons, Things You Need to Know, Dana Sherrell, VP Engineering

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In this video, Dana Sherrell, VP of Engineering at Boulevard, shares some of her most important lessons about engineering management. This video is a must-watch if you’re thinking about becoming an engineering manager or are already in a leadership role. She covers many topics, including going from IC to a manager, transparency — constant communication with your team, setting clear expectations, building relationships, observing others, disagreeing and committing, and more.


  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 0:28 Your background and how you got into leadership?
  • 4:00 What are some lessons you’ve learned in your engineering leadership career?
  • 11:26 Setting clear expectations.
  • 12:26 What would be your advice on how people could build these relationships?
  • 16:39 What would be your advice for managers who are just starting out?
  • 21:35 How do you know if you’re being too transparent or communicating too early?
  • 22:44 Disagree and commit.
  • 23:55 Is there a personal habit or two that you feel has contributed to your success?
  • 25:37 Observing others
  • 28:01 Where could people go if they wanted to connect with you or learn more about you afterward?


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