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"The powers that be" is often a phrase used to describe those in a position of authority responsible for work. Distribution of resources would be a way to describe what managers do though resources include time, money and people.

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estimates vs. actuals came out (to improve estimation) Management said so (for contractual or business reasons) This is a bit tongue in cheek, but my personal preference has always been to track at an …
asked Jun 13 '11 by Al Biglan
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If you want to move into management and are willing to commit yourself to the social aspect of leveraging your MBA (most MBAs are about who you meet and what doors they open not what they teach … ...) then go with the MBA. (be aware that your first job out of school is likely to be in Product Management, Finance, or some other "business-y" direction, not "VP of Engineering") If you want to stay …
answered Jun 13 '11 by Al Biglan
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You can get X years of "management experience" without ever being a manager. If you look at management as a series of disciplines (building a team, coaching people, building a schedule, etc.) then … you are building a management pedigree. Some recommendations: Find a mentor (someone in a management position) to help coach you on the basic skills and help you identify opportunities to grow into …
answered May 24 '11 by Al Biglan
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Generally, you categorize requirements to help the team deliver against them. If there is a requirement specifically targeted at an architectural need, calling it an "Architecture" requirement should …
answered Jun 10 '11 by Al Biglan
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Best answer has already been accepted, but I'm surprised nobody pointed out that "task assignment" isn't the only thing the manager can work with. Having an "above avg programmer" who also has "above …
answered Jun 12 '12 by Al Biglan