So, where are you now in relation to the Developer-to-Manager journey? If you have been able to answer all the questions at the start of this chapter, then you should have some indicators already in your mind about your answer.
This jumping-off point is crucial to any plan. In Chapter 2, What Are the Key Skills I Need?, I will provide you with more answers and also give you clear directions on how to start your journey.
Of course, you may already be more of a manager than you realize! It's quite likely that you already do some of the things that managers do in your current work. This could cover anything from reviewing someone's timesheet, performing a document review, putting together a presentation, or sitting on a committee. This is likely to be informal, and you may not even have noticed or realized that it is managerial work. So, my point is that you may already have started your journey more than you think.