Team lead: working with an (IT) team

Team lead: working with an (IT) team

Spring season group: 7,  14 and 21 April 2022

Duration: 18 academic hours

Price: EUR 684

Consultant: Tomas Lekavičius

The training will be held online. 



For first-time managers of IT teams, i.e. for people who work with TECH teams* (in roles such as team lead, project/product manager, scrum master, product owner, etc.) and want to develop a better understanding of the human aspects of technology development.

*development, engineering, QA, data science, design, ML/AI, business analytics, etc.


Leading a TECH team is not easy; it is a complex challenge. A very high pace of change and adaptation, big amounts of data, fierce competition for most demanded specialists, specific technology knowledge, and unique and very stringent requirements for communication, teamwork and performance.

This 3-day practical training has therefore been developed in a manner to help participants acquire fundamental management skills and tools for working with people. No analysis of abstract theoretical models of traditional team management (which more often than not are useless in IT companies) but rather analysis of one’s own and others’ experience, development of skills in an advanced management context (Agile, Management 3.0, Teal Organisations, etc.) and receiving specific, expert advice from a lecturer boasting many years of international IT manager experience.


During the training, participants will:

  • Develop a better understanding of themselves and their identities Work with their own personal effectiveness components (e.g. decision-taking system, MED and MRV balance, Function vs Form, etc.): working effectively for lengthy periods in high-tension conditions and feeling fine
  • Learn the team dynamics algorithm: how people’s trust and involvement as well as responsibility during work with cross-functional, agile teams can be improved
  • Analyse the variables of productive and clear communication: working with a remote team, holding 1-to-1 meetings and group meetings, avoiding costly mistakes from the very beginning of one’s activity
  • Learn to set reasonable goals for oneself and the team, which goals are related to the project/product roadmap, development of engineering systems, human needs and physiology

Develop team education skills: growing leaders, empowering senior specialists and directing junior specialists Learn practical methods of managing complex situations when colleagues are evidently reluctant to collaborate, to be involved or to help each other