Engineering Management for the Rest of Us

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Engineering Management for the Rest of Us

Engineering Management for the Rest of Us

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The book has been edited and compiled as a cohesive whole, and includes a few chapters not publicly available. While it might benefit from a deeper exploration of diverse management styles, the practical insights it offers are invaluable for those new to the field. It's not just important, it's crucial that we iterate on our own skills as managers so that we can properly support everyone around us: individuals, peers, leadership, and the business. My last book of the year was recommended by my managers manager when I asked for a book recommendation on the Engineering Management topic. The book is too basic and lacks depth in technical topics that would be useful for those with a background in engineering.

Engineering Management for the Rest of Us" neatly packs common themes that are part of manager's everyday reality, whether that manager is a freshly minted one, or one that has years of experience. There seem to be millions of articles and "how to"s on programming and only a handful of resources on Engineering Management- why? It gives the impression that Sarah tried to fit in all the significant ideas she has about engineering management, with coherence being a bit less critical. Drasner recommends promoting a culture of teamwork, where each team member feels valued and plays a critical role in the project’s success. However reading it with some experience, there is nothing that goes beyond obvious things or high-level summaries of concepts from other books.

Initially, the book seemed more like a leadership therapy session than a traditional read, as it openly discusses failures. Throughout the pages, the author references numerous insightful articles and recommends several valuable books, including "Culture Map", "Drive", "Accelerate", and "The Happiness Advantage". In this session, Sarah shares the reasons for writing this book, alongside her lessons learned over the years and what she wishes she had known when she started out on her management journey so that you can reflect on your own leadership style and needs. Grab your post-its and notebooks, this is such a fun and practical read for anyone going into management from the engineering path. She also takes care to include practical strategies for navigating these challenges, making the book a potential treasure trove for new and experienced managers alike.

I have a professional respect for the author, but the book is really shallow and quite straightforward. It's the book I wish I had read before jumping into the role; the one I'd recommend to anyone considering this career move. Understand Your Team’s Technical Expertise: As a manager, it’s essential to have a solid grasp of your team’s technical skills and abilities. This book provides some organization for collaborating with networks of people, working together towards a common purpose.I wrote this book because there's so much no one told me about management that I wished I would have known. Sarah has done a good job of expanding the narratives by providing relevant references to other books and authors in between topics and chapters. It can be very tough for those of us who didn’t go into Engineering with the distinct concept that we would become managers, but still want to do our best to support our teams. Leadership is challenging: where your work used to be about you and what value you brought to a team, your work is now about enabling everyone around you.

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