Management track switch trades contribution for control.

Beyond senior lays manager on this path. Managers might continue to contribute code, but often this becomes impossible, or irresponsible on account of pushing the maintenance onto the team. Being in control means setting cultural standards and propagating personal faults. It also means hard career direction talks, motivation through hard times on the team, and being responsible for business circumstances that are out of one’s control.rF2

  1. Camille Fournier, The Manager’s Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change, ed. Laurel Ruma, First Edition (Beijing: O’Reilly, 2017). (See notes.)