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

Managing the Unmanageable:Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams (2nd Edition)
Authors:Mickey W. Mantle – Ron Lichty
ISBN-10 书号:0135667364
ISBN-13 书号:9780135667361
Edition 版次:2
Release Finelybook 出版日期:2019-12-20
pages 页数:544 pages

Book Description
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 continue to 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 extensively updated Managing the Unmanageable, Second Edition, Mickey W. Mantle and Ron Lichty show how to hire and develop programmers, onboard new hires quickly and successfully, and build and nurture highly effective and productive teams.
Drawing on over 80 years of combined 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 challenges and delivering outstanding software.

Find, recruit, and hire the right programmers, when you need them
Manage programmers as the individuals they are
Motivate software people and teams to accomplish truly great feats
Create a successful development subculture that can thrive even in a toxic company culture
Master the arts of managing down and managing up
Embrace your role as a manager who empowers self-directed agile teams to thrive and succeed
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 Down
Chapter 6. Becoming an Effective Programming Manager. Managing Up, Out, and Yourself
Rules of Thumb and Nuggets of Wisdom
The Challenges of Managing
Managing People
Managing Teams to Deliver Successfully
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?


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