Most new managers are generally ill-prepared for the job. This can be especially true at smaller companies. Even if you do get some kind of management training, it’s pretty difficult to picture a training program that would cover all the important things you would need to know to be a great software development manager. First, and most importantly, there are the things you need to know just to be a good manager of any kind, no matter what field you’re managing in. Then there’s the considerations specific to software development management.
Podcasts are great. You should subscribe and listen to some. They can provide a ton of value for a pretty low time investment.
This probably isn’t the first post out there to tout the value of listening to programming podcasts. And of course, it’s probably not hard to see why they are useful. But I did want to share some tips & tricks i’ve learned from listening to hundreds of hours of podcasts and what I found most helpful in getting the most out of them.