Effective engineering managers are also effective debuggers. Effective managers view their teams as complex interdependent systems, with inputs and outputs. When the outputs aren't as expected, great managers approach the problem with curiosity and are relentless in their pursuit of the root cause. They watch code reviews and visualize work patterns, spotting bottlenecks or process issues that, when cleared, increase the overall capacity of the team.
By searching for "why" they uncover organizational issues, and learn how their teams work and how to resolve these problems in the future.
This Refcard is a collection of common team dynamics in the code review process that we’ve observed in working with hundreds of software teams.
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