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Thoughts On Engineering Management + Agile

How Agile Changes the Role of the Engineering Manager from GitPrime

I'm still not sure how I feel about 'agile'. Like many, I agree in principle with the first principles. The result seems universally highly likely to be a bureaucratic accountability and reporting system in which standup is mandatory, every. little. thing. must be tracked in Jira and once you get a level or two above the dev teams, everything goes Gantt anyway, so what's the point again?

Nonetheless, it's interesting to read how agile affects the EM role, if only to map general purpose guides to an agile scrum environment.

posted in Engineering Management