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This week: Being a remote manager, management is a total career restart, the false distinction of “technical”, an engineering ROI calculator.
Nassim Kammah, a remote engineering manager with Etsy, shares practical advice on creating a solid environment of trust within your team and becoming a better manager.
Moving from individual contributor to manager can be a jarring experience. It’s time to translate and to teach what you’re good at to those who you work with, and that starts by trusting them to do that which you previously only asked of yourself.
April Wensel contends that the false dichotomy between “technical” and “not technical” people is unhelpful, and team communication will improve if you encourage cross-domain learning.
David Trejo noticed that engineering teams were making investment decisions without running the numbers, so he built a tool to help with exactly that. Calculate the ROI of projects, maintenance, meetings, tests, on-site, one-on-ones, and more. You’ll want to bookmark this one.
Ben Thompson is a co-founder at GitPrime where he leads design and customer experience. He is a Y Combinator alumni, with a background in product design, branding, and UX design. Follow @thebent on Twitter.
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