Sarah Drasner: Engineering Management for the Rest of Us (2022, Skill Recordings Inc.) 4 stars

A lot of Engineering Managers and leaders studied for years and years to become the …

Great introduction to Engineering Management

5 stars

With Engineering Management for the Rest of Us Sarah Drasner gives us a great starting point for new managers. On approximately 200 pages Sarah gives us a tour of all of areas that managers need to think about.

In chapter 1 Sarah starts with a quote from Ashley Willis, which sets the mood for the rest of the book: "The fact that you're worried that you're not a good manager is a key part of being a good manager."

The book is split into four parts: Your Team, Collaboration, Helping Your Team Do Their Best Work, and Your Work. This is one of the great things of the book, that it not just handles the managing and leading of people, but also how you can do great work and have a full-filling career.

For each of the topics that Sarah touches in Engineering Management for the Rest of Us adds references to further readings, which gives you the opportunity to learn more about the topic.