19/03 update: The workshop is cancelled due to covid-19. We will plan for a future class when the situation gets better.

Tech Lead Workshop by Patrick Kua

What is it?

This two-day Tech Lead workshop is a course for Tech Leads by Tech Leads. This course focuses on technical leadership skills​ for Tech Leads through discussion, theory and practical exercises opposed to general leadership skills​ for Tech Leads. We explore the unique combination of skills and experiences that distinguish a "Tech Lead" from a "Leader working in a technical environment."

Who’s it for?

A combination between a developer about to lead their first development team, or a Tech Lead for an existing team. This course will be most useful for those with the opportunity to apply their learnings immediately, or to experiences they can relate to.

What will participant’s learn?

Participants will leave the course with a clearer understanding of the role, new tools and mental models for handling Tech Lead responsibilities, experience applying some of these tools with feedback and a network of other Tech Leads to connect with.

What background should participants have?

Participants will have had some experience working on a variety of teams, possibly tried facilitating several meetings and has had some experience with different parts of the software lifecycle (e.g. story writing, build and release infrastructure, development and test, release and/or iteration planning and production support). Ideally they have played a leadership role for at least one team, however even experienced Tech Leads will learns something from this course.

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How it will be delivered?

The course runs over two full days using a combination of training techniques that includes presentation, discussion, video, interactive exercises and storytelling.

Your host

Patrick Kua (@patkua) is a seasoned technology leader with almost 20 years of experience. He is a keynote speaker, author, former CTO and Chief Scientist at N26 and former Technical Principal Consultant at ThoughtWorks. He is particularly passionate about scaling the next generation of technical leaders and organisations. You will find him currently living in Berlin, working with companies and people all over the world to tackle scaling challenges – in all aspects technical, human and organisational. For a more detailed bio, please visit patkua.com/about.


14 to 15 Apr 2020


Hotel Grand Pacific Singapore
101 Victoria Street, Singapore 188018
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Register your interest

Due to the covid-19, the workshop is cancelled. If you want to be notified of future workshop, please email Stanly.

Who's behind

Like other Agile SG workshops, this is a non-profit event and the published price is at the cost to make it possible for more people. The organising effort is also volunteered.