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Issue #1: The beginning
Hey hey! Glad to see you here. This is the first issue of EngManager.dev newsletter. Newsletter is about engineering management, leadership, effective delivery, team building, productivity and more.
This is first issue of a newsletter and as you might expect I am not sure yet how I should organise it, how much links to include, how often should I send it… There way more questions than answers. But it is better to start and iterate. That is why I want to stress that your feedback is very important to me. So let’s start!
Newest Blog Post
Transitioning from IC to Engineering Manager: my main two challenges
Career, 2 min read
Almost two years ago I made a switch in my career. After spending almost 15 years contributing as an individual contributor I have decided to try out a new career. I have switched to a manager role. It might be bumpy road and it will definitely bring you interesting challenges.
Engineer-Manager-Engineer: The career path nobody talks about
Career, 4 min read
Very related to the blog post I have wrote recently. You will hear about transitioning from IC to EM often, although you rarely hear about IC to EM and back to IC career path. Yes it is pretty normal and I found this article quite interesting.
The Engineering Manager. Articles and book.
One of the best resources online you can find if you transition or starting in an Engineering Manager role. Essential and important things described and organised well to help you to not get lost. I have also enjoyed the book “Become an Effective Software Engineering Manager” that goes deeper in to the subject.
The Dark Side Of OKRs (And Why We Should Care)
Tools & Processes, 6 min read
It’s the most wonderful time of the year… No no, I’m not about Christmas. OKRs. Yearly / quarterly OKRs. I bet we all spent decent amount of time on planning next year or quarter with our teams. This article outlines some common pitfalls to avoid when it comes to OKRs.
Why are there so many tech layoffs, and why should we be worried?
Stress layoffs create takes a devastating toll on behavioral and physical health and increases mortality and morbidity substantially. Layoffs literally kill people. Why profitable companies are doing layoffs? How it affects people? Can something be done about that? I found this article really interesting.
What Companies Still Get Wrong About Layoffs
Second article about layoffs and what can be done differently. To me massive layoffs in industry are interesting topic to learn real reasons behind it. I have spent some time on it. What can be done differently? This article from Harvard Business Review gives some interesting insights.
That’s it for the first issue. I hope you will find at least one link useful and helpful. If so do not hesitate to share with colleagues and friends.
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