The mission of this book has been straightforward: looking towards your future as a manager. We started the journey with this simple question:
You're a confident and brilliant developer/coder/programmer/engineer/techie. So, why do you want to become a manager?
Knowing your "why" – your inner cause, reason, and driver – to make this career change into management is a critical and fundamental step to the process. Everyone's "why" is different, and you must figure out yours to satisfy yourself that what you're doing is the right choice for you.
To do this, you need to start by analyzing the risks and rewards. Remember to always keep in mind that "progress is not a straight line" and be prepared for setbacks and challenges you've never faced before.