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Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager

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Managing Humans is a selection of the best essays from Michael Lopp 's web site, Rands in Repose. Drawing on Lopp's management experiences at Apple, Netscape, Symantec, and Borland, this book is full of stories based on companies in the Silicon Valley where people have been known to yell at each other. It is a place full of dysfunctional bright people who are in an incredible hurry to find the next big thing so they can strike it rich and then do it all over again. Among these people are managers, a strange breed of people who through a mystical organizational ritual have been given power over your future and your bank account.

Whether you're an aspiring manager, a current manager, or just wondering what the heck a manager does all day, there is a story in this book that will speak to you. What you?ll learn What to do when people start yelling at each other How to perform a diving save when the best engineer insists on resigning How to say no to the person who signs your paycheck Who this book is for

This book is designed for managers and would-be managers staring at the role of a manager wondering why they would ever leave the safe world of bits and bites for the messy world of managing humans. The book covers handling conflict, managing wildly differing personality types, infusing innovation into insane product schedules, and figuring out how to build a lasting and useful engineering culture. Table of Contents Don't Be a Prick Managers are Not Evil The Monday Freakout Agenda Detection Mandate Dissection Information Starvation Subtlety, Subterfuge, and Silence Managementese Technicality Avoiding the Fez Your Resignation Checklist Saying No 1.0 Taking Time to Think The Soak Malcolm Events Capturing Context Status Reports 2.0 Trickle Theory A Glimpse and a Hook Nailing the Phone Screen Ninety Days Bellwethers NADD A Nerd in a Cave Meeting Creatures Incrementalists and Completionists Organics and Mechanics Inwards, Outwards, and Holistics Free Electrons Rules for the Reorg Offshore Risk Factor Joe Secret Titles

Book News Annotation:

Using humorous stories about his experiences as a software engineering manager, Lopp presents tips for doing the job and issues relating to handling conflict, managing different personality types, innovation, decision making, saying no, managing products, and building a lasting engineering culture. He also covers interviewing candidates, meetings, and reorganizations. There is no bibliography. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This book is designed for managers and would-be managers staring at the role of a manager wondering why they would ever leave the safe world of bits and bites for the messy world of managing humans. The book covers handling conflict, managing wildly differing personality types, infusing innovation into insane product schedules, and figuring out how to build a lasting and useful engineering culture.

Synopsis:

Managing Humans is a selection of the best essays from Michael Lopp's popular website http: //www.randsinrepose.com/. Lopp is one of the most sought-after IT managers in Silicon Valley, and draws on his experiences at Apple, Netscape, Symantec, and Borland. Among his fans is the incomparable Joel Spolsky (author of Joel on Software), who first suggested this book.

The book covers handling conflict, managing wildly differing personality types, infusing innovation into insane product schedules, and figuring out how to build lasting and useful engineering culture. The essays are biting, hilarious, and always informative.

Synopsis:

"Managing Humans" is a selection of the best essays from Michael Lopps web site, Rands In Repose. For these biting, hilarious, and always informative essays, Michael draws on his management experiences at Apple, Netscape, Symantec, and Borland. Among his fans is the incomparable Joel Spolsky. This book is designed for managers and would-be managers staring at the role of a manager wondering why they would ever leave the safe world of bits and bites for the messy world of managing humans. The book covers handling conflict, managing wildly differing personality types, infusing innovation into insane product schedules, and figuring out how to build a lasting and useful engineering culture.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590598443
Author:
Lopp, Michael
Publisher:
Apress
Subject:
Human Resources & Personnel Management
Subject:
Programming - Software Development
Subject:
Management
Subject:
Personnel management
Subject:
Software engineering -- Management.
Subject:
Business management
Publication Date:
20070631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
209
Dimensions:
8.94x6.32x.67 in. .76 lbs.

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Product details 209 pages Apress - English 9781590598443 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This book is designed for managers and would-be managers staring at the role of a manager wondering why they would ever leave the safe world of bits and bites for the messy world of managing humans. The book covers handling conflict, managing wildly differing personality types, infusing innovation into insane product schedules, and figuring out how to build a lasting and useful engineering culture.
"Synopsis" by , Managing Humans is a selection of the best essays from Michael Lopp's popular website http: //www.randsinrepose.com/. Lopp is one of the most sought-after IT managers in Silicon Valley, and draws on his experiences at Apple, Netscape, Symantec, and Borland. Among his fans is the incomparable Joel Spolsky (author of Joel on Software), who first suggested this book.

The book covers handling conflict, managing wildly differing personality types, infusing innovation into insane product schedules, and figuring out how to build lasting and useful engineering culture. The essays are biting, hilarious, and always informative.

"Synopsis" by , "Managing Humans" is a selection of the best essays from Michael Lopps web site, Rands In Repose. For these biting, hilarious, and always informative essays, Michael draws on his management experiences at Apple, Netscape, Symantec, and Borland. Among his fans is the incomparable Joel Spolsky. This book is designed for managers and would-be managers staring at the role of a manager wondering why they would ever leave the safe world of bits and bites for the messy world of managing humans. The book covers handling conflict, managing wildly differing personality types, infusing innovation into insane product schedules, and figuring out how to build a lasting and useful engineering culture.
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