Fournier, The Manager's Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change (Book Review)

Camille Fournier's book The Manager's Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change is a wonderful guide to understanding the different roles and processes in engineering leadership. If you're in an engineering organization and have wondered about the distribution of responsibility, how and why different people do different things, and how to set up or change your organization: Read it. Some people may want to read this book because it delves into questions such as "what is a tech lead?" (Chapter 3) and "what is the difference between a CTO and a VP of Engineering?" (much of Chapter 8) -- these sections are good for asking questions, but the variety of engineering organizations makes the specific recommendations hard to operationalize. So what I like about this book is more the expanse of its map, rather than the specific terrain. I have some reservations which I'll get to in a few moments, but there are some real gems here. In particular:

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