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The Manager’s Path

Practical advice from the trenches so to speak, covering the tech manager’s journey from the first team lead position to CTO. Invaluable insights into a senior manager / tech leader’s world – the decisions they need to make, the trade-offs and the common mistakes and pitfalls. This book can be read from start to finish or it can be used as a reference manual – to dip into when specific help or advice is needed. As a manager I can definitely equate with much that is written here, but there is always something new to learn or a new perspective to take. The author does not so much prescribe solutions for management problems, she recounts her own path painfully and honestly and shows that the real key to leadership is the having the humbleness to admit your own shortcomings and the ability to learn from your mistakes as well as those of others. A must read for managers – really.

The Manager's Path
Published: 2017
Managing people is difficult wherever you work. But in the tech industry, where management is also a technical discipline, the learning curve can be brutal--especially when there are few tools, texts, and frameworks to help you. In this practical guide, author Camille Fournier (tech lead turned CTO) takes you through each stage in the journey from engineer to technical manager. From mentoring interns to working with senior staff, you'll get actionable advice for approaching various…

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