Last week I had a call with some friends, one of whom is transitioning to an Engineering Manager role. He didn't know what to expect and asked for some guidance.

We did our best to help, but in these cases talking with peers doesn't always work. You might have a friend that holds the same title in another company, only to discover that what you do is radically different.

In tech, some roles are just confusing and each company seems to implement things in its own way.