Think Like a Software Engineering Manager

Think Like a Software Engineering Manager

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook (August 6, 2024)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1633438430
  • ISBN-13: 978-1633438439

eBook Description:

Think Like a Software Engineering Manager: Unlock your full potential as an effective, efficient, and inspiring leader, and be the software engineering manager that your team deserves!

Most development teams are only as good as their leader. In this Think Like a Software Engineering Manager practical guide, you’ll explore all aspects of the software engineering manager’s job, from operational practices to the core skills of handling humans.

Think Like a Software Engineering Manager is full of all the skills you’ll need to thrive in software leadership, including:

  • People and performance management
  • Empathy and feedback
  • Delegation and learning to let go
  • Hiring amazing engineers and handling attrition
  • Collaborating with cross-functional partners
  • Managing expectations at all levels
  • Implementing engineering and operational excellence
  • Time and organizational change management

Experienced team leader Akanksha Gupta helps you explore whether software engineering management is the right move for your career, guides you through preparing for the position, and gives you all the tools you need to thrive in the role. Thought-provoking exercises help you apply what you learn to your daily professional life, and prepare you for making the big decisions about software.

A software engineering manager needs to be an amazing communicator, an effective decision maker, and a thoughtful mentor. Your success depends on your ability to evaluate and manage projects, motivate and lead your team, and coolly handle whatever crisis each new day brings. It’s a big transition, and this book will guide you every step of the way.

Think Like a Software Engineering Manager teaches you how to hire, train, and lead a successful development team. You’ll start with building and managing your team to maximize performance. You’ll then quickly progress to strategies for delivering large scale projects, cultivating excellence in your projects, and managing change. Author Akanksha Gupta’s battle stories and industry anecdotes from her work at Amazon, Audible, Robinhood, and Microsoft reveal how the experts handle the biggest engineering management challenges.

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