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Software Engineering Management Books


These are the books I've been reading this year that have helped me get a grasp on engineering management.

## [[Radical Candor]]

Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity

I held off on reading this book for a long time because of a bad work experience of "candor", but I've spent a lot of time with the book this year and it helped a lot to guide the initial conversations I had with new engineers as they joined the team.

## [[Scrum]]

Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time

The title is a little bit cheesy, but I wish I read this book a long time ago.

## [[The Manager's Path]]

The Manager's Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change

This was recommended to me at a previous job to get a better feel of what it means to be a technical lead, and overall was helpful for me understanding different roles and responsibilities in software.

Perhaps this is embarrassing, but I didn't really have a concept of Individual Contributor vs Management before reading this book.