I know the UX stackexchange is focused more on the day to day, practical aspects of UX but I was wondering if we could add a tag for "management" to address questions like, how to manage teams, how to do critiquing, how to improve collaboration, etc.? Would this belong here or does this warrant another site?

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If you have a question, go ahead and ask and add the management tag. We might determine that it's off topic. We might even determine that all questions along those lines are off topic. But I prefer to defer such decisions to the last responsible moment (when we have more information). It's the agile way. :)

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  • Makes sense to me, guess I better start answering questions to get those points. – firedrawndagger Feb 23 '12 at 1:13

Although there is clearly overlap, if I have a question on managing a designer, I would want to hear from design managers, not just random managers. I think it's a perfectly relevant question to a UX community. I continue to be saddened by how narrowly people interpret this service.

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In my opinion the overlap with general management, product or project management is far too great to justify this, and we'll be getting a ton of questions which belong there (in case the former two make it to a public beta).

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  • Agreed, there's lots of Agile type stuff over there and I'm sure the more general skills of project/ect management are much more relevant in most situations for communication/ect – Ben Brocka Feb 21 '12 at 19:39
  • I see your point but management of UX to me just seems like it's such a different beast. As a designer, it's not about being managed by pesky PMs but rather it's about being driven/mentored by a Creative Director who's looking to unleash your potential. That's the type of management I'm thinking would go towards UX - as opposed to the generic PM/Product kinda thing. – firedrawndagger Feb 23 '12 at 1:12

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