Whats a development manager’s job?

Everything, but writing production code

more specifically..

Required
  • Personnel management
  • Coaching (Personnel)
  • Hiring/Firing
  • Project Management
  • Program Management
  • Resource Planning
Optional
  • Architecture
  • Vision
  • Coaching (Implementation)
  • Ext/Int Customer Interactions
  • Coordination across org
  • Product Management/Strategy
  • Tools and other bits outside of normal agile timebox
  • Budget and Training
  • UX/Product Design
  • Vendor Relationships
Never
  • Writing production code