Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager

Category: Programming
Author: Michael Lopp
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by ransom1538   2019-01-07
+ Yes, I suggest reading his book 5 times:

[0] https://www.amazon.com/Managing-Humans-Humorous-Software-Eng...

by pieterr   2018-12-18
Another good read:

https://www.amazon.com/Managing-Humans-Humorous-Software-Eng...

by throwmeaway32   2017-10-23
yes do it, setup 30mins per person every 2 weeks, in the meeting invite describe this is a time for discussion, feedback (for you to them and them to you), for things like career progression and also for them to ask questions they might not feel comfortable asking in a more public setting including things about product, company etc. Try to keep the time as consistent as possible and show that these are a priority for you (so don't forget, cancel them etc).

They can be tough conversations, but rewarding on both sides.

If you are leading a team of devs at the very least read these 2 books:-

https://www.amazon.ca/Managing-Humans-Humorous-Software-Engi...

https://www.amazon.com/Managers-Path-Leaders-Navigating-Grow...