I am looking for first steps on how to effectively move from being a role as individual contributor in small company to a management position in another small company.
Background: I have been with one company for almost 6 years ( part of which I took off for baby breaks and then worked part-time). I am an individual contributor (software developer) with some project management responsibilities. I love the project management work, and want to do more of that, but my current company cannot provide me with the opportunities to do more project management or management for that matter. So, I have been looking for opportunities outside of my company.
I have now received an offer from another small company to move into a management role there. I am very excited about this, but I am also worried about being an effective manager, without having had lots of experience or any formal training. The MT podcasts have been both a confirmation of how i feel about some parts as well as just pure enlightenment in other areas of (project) management. I will probably listen to the MT Basics again.
Have you got any advice for me on where do I go from here? What should my focus be when developing into an effective Manager. Do I need to get formal training?
Please excuse my grammar, I am not a native English speaker.