Managers often do not understand the engineers – and engineers do not understand what drives a manager. A typical conflict, which gets worse when we enter the world of agile development methods. Control and processes lose importance, speed and therefore gut feelings need more focus.
Günter Dück, former CTO of IBM Germany had a very interesting keynote on Excellence Culture & Humane Keeping of Techies. It is not always rhetorically absolutely brilliant but content-wise it is definitely worth an hour of your time. And after that you should reflect yourself: Are you a cat or a