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How do I choose who works on what project, and what to work on myself?

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Senior Software Engineer [L5] at Google7 days ago

For context, I work in a tech lead role where I am often making recommendation to my manager regarding the projects coming down the line. The EM has the final say on this, but they respect my opinion on this matter so I don't want to mess this up.

I also have 1:1s with my teammates whom I am responsible for about their career growth goals. My teammates are all the same eng level, but have different levels of competence and desire to learn.

Additionally, I also know it's important for me to leave some room/ambiguity in project investigation stages to allow folks the space to grow, while it's also important for me to take on some challenging work and help our team deliver more quickly. I guess my question is really 2 parts:

  1. How do I choose what to delegate?
  2. How do I choose who to delegate the work to?
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  • Rahul Pandey
    Tech Lead/Manager at Meta, Pinterest, Kosei
    4 days ago
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