Should Software Engineering Managers Code?

I recently started reading the best-seller book “The Making Of A Manager” by Julie’s Zhuo and I’m still in the early chapters where the role of an engineering manager is being discussed & defined, and the discussion pretty much indirectly touches on a classic question: “should engineering managers write code?”

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What is The Role of a Software Engineering Manager?

There are plenty of definitions out there regarding the role of the software engineering manager, but the most accurate one I found is in Julie Zhuo’s book “The Making of a Manager”:

Your job, as a manager, is to get better outcomes from a group of people working together.

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