The Software Manager Minimum

Greg Thomas
May 19 · 5 min read

You’ve been writing code for years (possibly longer) and have been promoted to Software Development Manager (or all its variants of Senior, Engineering, Program, etc). Whatever your title, you are responsible for a team of developers that look to you for guidance and direction.

How you got the role isn’t important (doesn’t matter whether you were the first, second, third, last choice, the default one or maybe you…