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Manager jobs would be reduced in future

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Qualcomm
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Jan 8

Do you think, software people management role would be redundant.

Factors contributing:
Agile practices, AI, Project management softwares, dedicated responsibilities to individuals.

(Comment your experience if you part of team where manager with just 1-3 employees.)

Edit : Post is for reduction in jobs not complete removal

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  • Microsoft gfba68
    lol no. None of thosenthings replaces what managers actually do.
    Jan 82
    • New / Eng
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      NewEng

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      Qualcomm
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      What she does for you?
      Jan 8
    • Walmart.com / Engmrscience
      I'm a people person. I talk to the customers so the engineers don't have to.
      Jan 8
  • Roku Mixi
    If that’s all your manager does Yoo have a pretty bad manager.
    Jan 80
  • Marketo JvYz44
    And who's going to protect your ass whenever you mess things up, a piece of software? just sayin'
    Jan 82
    • Roku Mixi
      He’s the standard engineer. He doesn’t make mistakes or bad decisions
      Jan 8
    • Amazon Plzhlp
      God I wish I could get a standard engineer. I keep getting these rockstar engineers that make mistakes constantly.
      Jan 8
  • New / Engladka
    Managers manage people. As long as people are going to be people, you'll have people managers. That being said, the manager:executor ratio is going to keep decreasing and the managers role is going to keep getting dumber.
    Jan 80
  • Amazon Plzhlp
    Agile requires more overhead, not less. Scrum masters and product owners etc and it doesn’t even remove the need for managers.

    AI. What does it do for you? Other than pie in the sky ideas.

    PM software requires people to fill their shit out. As someone who used to have a manager hassle me and as a manager who now hassles his team, the software doesn’t negate need for manager. Dedicated responsibilities? Like what...management? :)

    Not saying there isn’t too much management overhead, but all of the changes in the last decade have required more management, not less.
    Jan 80

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