Book summary: The Manager's Path

Insight into the roles you might take on as you progress on the engineering management career path.

Book summary: The Manager's Path

I've been doing a lot of thinking lately about potential career paths and have just completed a really insightful book called The Manager's Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change .

The Manager's Path book cover

The book gives insights into the management career path and the roles you're likely to take on as you progress. The career progression looks something like

Engineering management career path

If you're interested in the Technical Lead role, I've written a blog post summarizing my thoughts on the role here.

Miro board summary

I've summarized each of the roles along the career path in a Miro board that will hopefully give you an idea of what can be expected in each role and the challenges you'll face.

The summary is most definitely not a complete representation and I'd definitely recommend reading the book itself if you're interested in any of the roles.

Javaad Patel

FullStack Developer

I'm passionate about building great SaaS platform experiences. Currently learning and writing about cloud architectures, distributed systems and devOps.