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Making Things Happen by Scott Berkun
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Dec 26, 09

bookshelves: technical, owned
Read in December, 2009, read count: 1

Although the book is basically a how-to book for Microsoft style project managers (a hybrid team lead/software designer role), it's got some good advice for just about anyone in an engineering field. From "How to start a project" and "How to keep your team on schedule" to "How to run meetings that don't suck" and "How to write emails that won't waste everyone's time."

Berkun includes enough anecdotes to keep the material readable, though I can't imagine reading the whole thing in a couple of sittings. I found enough useful advice to recommend this to anyone who's interested in being more than a code monkey in any reasonably large software organization.
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