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👉 Manager Resources 👈

This is a curated list of talks, books, and other resources for front line engineering managers. Hopefully you can find them useful. Whenever I find another resource that is worth adding, I will update this list. Suggestions are always appreciated through a pull request.

If you find this useful, follow me @vgraupera or on linkedin.


Software Engineering Management Specific

There are not that many books specific to managing software engineering teams so I have tried to list all known books here.




Other lists

Assessment Tools



Software Tools

  • One on one tracking app for managers
  • Lighthouse Lighthouse helps you motivate your team, and prevent turnover, by helping you focus on the most important thing: Your People
  • Vibe Morale Meter for Teams
  • 101 questions Automatically pick three things to ask in 1 on 1 meetings


Posts and Blogs

Email Newsletters



  • "There are no bad soldiers, only bad officers." - Napoleon Bonaparte
  • "We don't rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training." ― Archilochos
  • "Reading a book about management isn't going to make you a good manager any more than a book about guitar will make you a good guitarist, but it can get you thinking about the most important concepts." ― Drew Houston
  • "The prevailing system of management has crushed fun out of the workplace." ― W. Edwards Deming
  • “The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  • "What's measured improves" - Peter F. Drucker



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