This is a curated list of talks, books, and other resources for engineering managers. Hopefully, you can find them useful. Whenever I find another resource that is worth adding, I will update this list. Suggestions are always appreciated.
Here is a copy of the slides I presented at Lead Dev Meetup – Mountain View – May 2, 2019.
Time management is a constant challenge for all EMs. And as an EM everybody wants a piece of you, right? This can be especially overwhelming for new managers. I will share tips, tactics, and strategies to get things done based on over 65 interviews with engineering managers and my personal experience.Keep Reading »
Now you can read all the interviews published in 2017 & 2018 on your Kindle
Engineering Management Can Be A Lonely Place!
The chances today of engineering managers feeling overwhelmed, left behind, completely alone, or left out, are higher than ever as work demands go up and the rate of technological change and competition increases.Keep Reading »
Amazon.com returns over 100,000 results for “management books.” Which are the best ones?
I interviewed 65+ engineering leaders since late 2017. Here are the top books that engineering leaders on managersclub.com recommended in answer to the question, ”If you could recommend one book to engineering managers, what would it be and why?” (Some people gave more than 1 recommendation.)
Here are the top books were recommended by more than one leader in order of the number of recommendations.Keep Reading »
The following blogs are all from previous guests on managersclub.com. You may not know about all these blogs but they are based on the real-life experience of engineering managers. Many of these are on medium so you can easily follow them.
I’ve also added links to their engineering management interviews on managersclub.com.
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Whether you’re taking your first steps in Engineering Management or looking to up your game with valuable knowledge, in this talk you will learn a rich collection of tips and tricks from real-life engineering leaders. Not everyone has good mentors. In the past 9 months, I interviewed over 50 engineering managers and leaders for https://www.managersclub.com.Keep Reading »
Are you an engineering manager? If so, I am asking you to participate in a short online survey about your work experiences as a software engineering manager. The purpose is to advance basic knowledge about the variation and scope of software engineering management practices.
Your answers will remain anonymous. Responses to this survey will be analyzed and reported in aggregate only.Keep Reading »
As an engineering manager, there is a lot to learn and master from leadership to coaching. TED Talks are a great resource for learning.
Here I’ve curated the top 12 TED talks for engineering managers and leaders. Most of the descriptions are taken from the videos. All links are to YouTube.
Top 5 Most Referenced and Watched videos useful for Engineering Leaders
“The puzzle of motivation” by Dan Pink
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Published on Aug 25,Keep Reading »
“A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
As an engineering manager, there is a lot to learn and master from people management to planning and execution. Podcasts are a great resource for learning. You can listen to them on the go, on the commute, etc. Have you discovered the power of podcasts yet?Keep Reading »
September 21, 2018 – San Francisco
Calibrate is a conference for new engineering managers hosted by seasoned engineering managers. Founded in 2015, Calibrate is now in its fourth year, having run three events in September 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Aug 16 & 17, 2018 – San Francisco
REdeploy: a conference exploring the concept of Resilience Engineering,Keep Reading »
Elevate, July 13th
ELEVATE is a day-long event for engineering leaders who are looking to learn about how to overcome the most pressing challenges of engineering management.
Taking over New Engineering Teams/Orgs, July 18th
Latest meetup from San Francisco Engineering Leadership Community (SFELC).
Code Climate Summit, July 18th
Code Climate Summit is a one-day conference for leaders of engineering organizations who want to better themselves,Keep Reading »