Wondering Wanderer

Week Notes Vol 146

February 20, 2022

What makes a good manager? I’ve been thinking a lot about this question as I plan for 2022 and my quarterly goals.

I’ve been an engineering manager at three different organizations and at every one the one common thread for good manager for their team is being human. There are expectations for the manager that are directly tied to their role - managing budgets, planning for the future, supporting their team(s) and being PR machine for your team and org. I keep on referring to this article about different manager types. I’ve been four our of five so far. Sometimes the role shifts as new people onboard - sometimes you don’t have a tecnical lead for your team, sometimes finding a product or project manager takes a while.

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Katrin Valdre

Written by Katrin Valdre who has a permanent address in Portland, OR but does not believe in one physical location. You should follow her on Twitter