I talk about my recent transition from developer to manager in this written interview.
Apparently, Siddhant Goel, the interviewer, liked this part:
What do you tell developers who are considering making the switch or new to the role?Do not do this if you are not ready to focus on people!
There is a difference between tech lead and engineering manager.
Tech lead is about leading projects. Engineering manager is about leading people, who themselves lead projects.
The engineering manager is how the rest of the company interacts with that engineering team. So you have to focus on people inside your team and people across teams and people above your team. It’s all about people.
Thanks Siddhant Goel for the interesting questions!