As a CTO, my default loop is 'First, cycle through all my employees and make sure that I have equipped them to be happy and productive in their jobs. Second, find something to do. If possible, delegate it; if not, do it. Repeat.
Ideas are more important than age.
Just because someone is junior doesn't mean they don't deserve respect and cooperation.
So much of good management is so simple: recognizing when your people need a challenge vs. when they need help.
Review of Ted Lasso show and Ted's focus on making everyone in the team being the best version of themselves.
Do you need to estimate the shit that needs to be done? No! It all needs to be done. The dev team will do it as fast as they can. Estimating the work will only waste time they could spend getting the shit done.
Developing Leaders: What To Do When Your Team Grows Too Big
Christoph Nakazawa's experience being FB manager
Steve Jobs on managing people
The Eng Team Handbook - Developer's guide to management: an open-sourced handbook for leading engineering teams.
Ask HN: As managers, how do you make sure your distributed team is aligned? (2019)
Ask HN: What are the signs that you have a great manager? (2019)
The Power of Performance Reviews: Use This System to Become a Better Manager (2019)
Teamlead Roadmap (Russian)
Ask HN: Solo devs, how do you plan your development? (2019)
100 Lessons and Spicy Takes on Being a Software Product Manager
Bryan Cantrill on Engineering Performance Management
Product Management Mental Models for Everyone (2018)
Roadmap templates for product management
Resources for Staff-plus engineers (2020)
Ask HN: How to self study management, especially supply chain management? (2020)
Shape Up: Stop Running in Circles and Ship Work that Matters
Work Is Work (2020) (HN)
Technology Budgeting Handbook
Shape Up Your Agile (2020)
Manager's Playbook - Heuristics for effective management.
Spotify doesn’t use “the Spotify model” and neither should you (2020)
Top 100 Resources for Product Managers (Twitter)
10 rules of a successful meeting in a tech company
How to Be a Great Manager (2020)
Ask HN: How to Disagree with the Rest of Management? (2020)
Advice to New Managers: Don't Joke About Firing People (2020) (HN)
You could monitor your team, or you could motivate them (2020)
People who’ve worked on teams where they felt valued and fulfilled: what made those teams special? (2020)
Engineering manager resources
What makes a good boss? (2020)
When your coworker does great work, tell their manager (2020) (HN)
Book Review: High Output Management by Andy Grove (2020)
Good managers, what they do, how they think & act (2020)
12 Powerful Performance Review Examples (+ Expert Tips)
How to Operate (2020) - Keith Rabois Breaks down operational excellence.
Software estimation methodologies that actually take into account uncertainty
Some Thoughts on Estimation (2019)
Why software projects take longer than you think: a statistical model (2019)
How Linear.app builds its software
The software engineering lifecycle: How we built the new Dropbox Plus (2020) (HN)
Sweary Lightweight Agile Planning