Just starting my 30s, the whole engineering thing is very nice and dandy however
- I have realized how much more effectiveness there is in assigning work to others and helping them follow through,
- Starting to feel the sde job fatigue. Writing code and managing stakeholders anyways while keeping systems running is kinda exhausting, especially on multiple projects.
- Want more money/status/influence on product, and over a career it's likely to come from being a manager,
I realize this is not an overnight change but those who have done eng -> mgr, share insights please!
One of the best books on this is "The Manager's Path" by Camille Fournier.