Are you ready to start thinking bigger than the project and about disciplines outside of technology? The transition from leading a team to leading a department begins to move you away from being a technical contributor and into more of a strategic and management role. You'll be asked to put your problem-solving skills to work on higher-level issues across a range of projects and organizational initiatives, and your time horizon will shift from quarters to years. If you're transitioning into a functional manager or director role, these skills need to be in your toolbox.

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