vijay jamadade wrote: they just have the ability of delegating
Kengkaj Sathianpantarit wrote:I pity for the organizations more.
Rajesh Thakare wrote:My honest opinion is if you are not learning from your senior ( it may be technical or managerial skills ), you have to start looking for other options. One of the key skill your senior should have is he/she should be able to mentor you, if he/she can not he/she can not be your senior.
vijay jamadade wrote:I have seen some project managers at client side who are handling critical projects and 8-10 resources and they dont know the basic things like port number, database basics, and lot like that.
Whenever he stops by your desk for asking status, act like you don't hear him until he calls you 2 or 3 times, then ask "yes?" in a very professional manner, like you have never seen him before.
Sai Surya wrote:I am a big fan of Agile methodoloy in which team is self-sustained and manager is redundant and not required.
Henry Wong wrote: my question to add to this is... do you even know what your manager does? And saying, they just "take credit for your work" and "collect a fat paycheck" is the surest proof that you do not know.
This topic seems to be just complaints from engineers -- my question to add to this is... do you even know what your manager does? And saying, they just "take credit for your work" and "collect a fat paycheck" is the surest proof that you do not know.
I took a break from engineering years ago -- spend a few years as a PM. I was actually pretty decent at it. What I learned was, (1) I was better as a techie, (2) I like being a techie better, and (3) being a manager was hard work. Today, I am back in development, and with a better appreciation for management.
Anyway ... if you just think that a manager is a useless cog that just collects money -- then become a manager... You can't lose. If you are wrong, then you will get some much need appreciation of what management is. Being wrong will make you a better engineer. And if you are right, then you should be doing a very easy job, while collecting a fat paycheck.... Either way, you can't lose...
What do managers do?
Mike Isano wrote:What do managers do?
Bear Bibeault wrote:What makes a manager's job the hardest: clueless reportees.