There’s a lot that goes into being a good engineering manager. From keeping your team on track to ensuring that projects are completed on time, and within budget, it’s a lot of work! But there are resources out there that can help. Many amazing resources (articles, conference talks, presentations, books, videos, podcasts, etc.) are collected in the following curated lists, many of which are not widely known. Every engineering manager, director, CTO, VP, etc., should check out these free resource collections. While these resources are aimed toward managers in tech, they are possibly helpful to any manager.
After searching Github, these nine projects emerged as the ones that seemed to be the most widely referenced and interesting to me. I was floored by what I found. I study engineering management, and it will take me a long time to go through all these. It’s like finding hidden treasure. Credit goes to all the amazing people who collected these. Enjoy!
List of Engineering Manager Recource Colletions
- https://github.com/kuchin/awesome-cto — A curated and opinionated list of resources for Chief Technology Officers, with the emphasis on startups
- https://github.com/LappleApple/awesome-leading-and-managing — Awesome List of resources on leading people and being a manager. Geared toward tech, but potentially useful to anyone.
- https://github.com/ksindi/managers-playbook — 📖 Heuristics for effective management
- https://github.com/charlax/engineering-management — A collection of inspiring resources related to engineering management and tech leadership
- https://github.com/jesselpalmer/the-engineering-managers-booklist Books for people who are or aspire to manage/lead team(s) of software engineers
- https://github.com/kdeldycke/awesome-engineering-team-management 👔 How to transition from software development to engineering management
- https://github.com/ivan-bilan/The-Engineering-Manager-Pandect A comprehensive reference for all topics related to becoming a great Engineering Manager
- https://github.com/ryanburgess/engineer-manager A list of engineering leadership resource links.
- https://github.com/VGraupera/1on1-questions Mega list of 1 on 1 meeting questions compiled from a variety of sources
Know of more, please share in the comments!
Other lists on managersclub that may be interesting, 10 Career Related Books for Software Engineering Individual Contributors, 16 Blogs On Engineering Management And Leadership You May Not Know About, Best TED Talks for Engineering Managers and Leaders, and Best Podcasts for Engineering Managers and Leaders.