How does a non-technical manager add value to a team of self-motivated software developers?

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Senthil Kumaran asks:

I am seeing a lot of programmers turning away from management and administration roles. They want to build stuff. And as a result, a lot of these positions are filled by non-technical people. I fail to see how they add value. Is scheduling meetings, booking offsites, and other administrative work enough to justify their role?

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