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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
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