Managing Humans

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 popular website Rands in Repose( Lopp is one of the most sought-after IT managers in Silicon Valley, and draws on his experiences at Apple, Netscape, Symantec, and Borland. This book reveals a variety of different approaches for creating innovative, happy development teams. It 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 209 pages
  • 178 x 235 x 15.24mm | 454g
  • Berkley, United States
  • English
  • 1st ed.
  • 209 p.
  • 159059844X
  • 9781590598443
  • 213,597

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
Avoiding the Fez
Your Resignation Checklist
Saying No
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
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
Secret Titles
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About Michael Lopp

Michael Lopp is a veteran engineering manager who has never managed to escape the Silicon Valley. In over 20 years of software development, Michael has worked at a variety of innovative companies, including Apple, Netscape, Symantec, Borland International, and a startup that slowly faded into nothingness. In addition to his day job, Michael writes a popular technology and management weblog under the nom de plume "Rands," where he discusses his management ideas, worries about staying relevant, and wishes he had time to see more of the world. His weblog can be found at Michael lives in northern California, never far from the ocean.
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