I'm finally doing it!
My name is Gil. I'm a software developer originally, been through a few years of software team management, and currently I'm in a non-managerial position.
I've been in my company, Bio-Rad Laboratories for almost 10 years now, after doing 3 years in the army. Throughout this tenure I "learned" management hands-on. From a developer to a team lead, then a project manager, and finally going to a more company wide position of process improvement, I thought putting out fires was my job.
I wish you guys started this 8 years ago! I compare things I've learned during this last year from the podcasts to what I though was "management" then. Although I have no team per se, I use and analyze with the tools you gave me.
One of my experiences that I'd like to discuss is the management of a rapidly growing team. I started from 0 DRs to 10 DRs in about 2 years. I've done some stuff right and some wrong, and I'd like to get people's responses about this.
I plan to be active on the forums. As a very small token of gratitude, I posted on my blog my impressions and recommendation for Manager-Tools. I hope to help spread the word.
See you in the forums!