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Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams, 2nd Edition

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  • Now reflects modern agile environments and their challenges throughout
  • Offers proven, real-world guidance for hiring, day-to-day management, and building a better software culture
  • Based on the authors’ 80 years of in-the-trenches experience at top firms including Apple and Pixar, and their nearly 100 talks on these subjects
  • Includes updated coverage of recruitment, onboarding, generational styles, managing poor performers, and much more

Description

  • Copyright 2020
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 544
  • Edition: 2nd
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-566736-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-566736-1

The Essential Guide to Effectively Managing Developers So You Can Deliver Better Software—Now Extensively Updated

“Lichty and Mantle have assembled a guide that will help you hire, motivate, and mentor a software development team that functions at the highest level. Their rules of thumb and coaching advice form a great blueprint for new and experienced software engineering managers alike.”
—Tom Conrad, CTO, Pandora

“Reading this book’s nuggets felt like the sort of guidance that I would get from a trusted mentor. A mentor who I not only trusted, but one who trusted me to take the wisdom, understand its limits, and apply it correctly.”
—Mike Fauzy, CTO, FauzyLogic

Today, many software projects still run catastrophically over schedule and budget, and still don’t deliver what customers want. Some organizations conclude that software development can’t be managed well. But it can—and it starts with people. In their eagerly awaited, extensively updated Managing the Unmanageable, Second Edition, Mickey W. Mantle and Ron Lichty show how to hire and develop programmers and build teams that are truly, consistently manageable.

Drawing on a combined 80 years of industry experience, the authors share Rules of Thumb, Nuggets of Wisdom, checklists, and other Tools for successfully leading programmers and teams, whether they’re co-located or dispersed worldwide. This edition adds extensive new Agile coverage, new approaches to recruitment and onboarding, expanded coverage of handling problem employees, and much more. Whether you’re new to software management or you’ve done it for years, you’ll find indispensable advice for handling your realities and delivering outstanding software.
  • Manage programmers as the individuals they are
  • Find, recruit, and hire the right programmers, when you need them
  • Integrate new hires quickly, effectively, and productively
  • Master the arts of managing down and managing up
  • Defuse tension while still achieving your goal
  • Motivate software people and teams to accomplish truly great feats
  • Create a successful development subculture even in a toxic company
  • Succeed as a leader by enabling self-directed agile teams
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Table of Contents

Preface
About the Authors


Chapter 1: Why Programmers Seem Unmanageable
Chapter 2: Understanding Programmers
Chapter 3: Finding and Hiring Great Programmers
Chapter 4: Getting New Programmers Started Off Right
Chapter 5: Becoming an Effective Programming Manager: Managing DownRULES OF THUMB AND NUGGETS OF WISDOMChapter 6: Becoming an Effective Programming Manager: Managing Up, Out, and Yourself
Chapter 7: Motivating Programmers
Chapter 8: Establishing a Successful Programming Culture
Chapter 9: Managing Successful Software Delivery
Chapter 10: If You Are Agile, What Do Managers Do?TOOLS

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