| ||Ask HN: What books can teach me engineering management skills?|
46 points by Eiriksmal on June 13, 2017 | hide | past | favorite | 20 comments |
|I was recently promoted to an engineering management position of a tiny team. I'll be expected to contribute code while we're still small, then gradually fill my hours with more managerial activities as we grow.|
I've never managed people, let alone an engineering org. What books can teach me solid principles for maximizing our team's impact? I've read so many horror stories about "We switched to X software development philosophy and it was a disaster: News at 11" I'm wondering if there are classic instructional books/resources that still ring true today, cutting through the latest fads.
Is the Mythical Man Month still a good start for the software/project side of things, for example?
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