The Agile Coach's Guide To The Galaxy

  • Case Studies,  Coaching Organizations,  Leadership and Management

    Case Study – Overwhelmed Engineering Managers: Causes and Solutions

    The Challenge: Role Complexity and Overwhelm Following a reorganization at one of my clients, various formal and informal leadership roles were consolidated into a new position—the Engineering Manager. This role encompassed a wide range of responsibilities, from recruitment and career development to handling expenses, internal mobility, product and value creation, collaboration and processes, and technology. The large scale of the organization, along with technical interdependencies between teams, exacerbated the situation. Within two years, no two Engineering Managers were executing the role in the same manner. As a result, certain aspects were inevitably neglected, affecting team performance, value creation, or quality.   The Study: A Comprehensive Analysis Instead of running a…