Recently an old friend, with great experience as an IC, PM and EM, called me to ask for some advice. He had been running his business for a while and took up a new role as an engineering manager after some time. "What areas do you focus on as an EM?, particularly when joining a new team".
I divided the conversation into three pillars: strategy & inventory, technical (aka going deep) and career / personal
Any given day, week or month will include some of these. Some periods will emphasize one or the other more heavily.
Strategy is about helping the …Continue reading