Henk-Jan van der Klis's Reviews > Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager
Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager
Henk-Jan van der Klis's review
Jul 31, 2012
In Managing Humans - Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager, veteran software developer and manager Michael Lopp serves you the must-read a-typical management or leadership book. No models, theory only, or success stories here, but raw, personal stories on engaging nerds and managers in the conception, development and delivery of software products. If you consider yourself a project manager, team lead, software development manager, program manager or engaged in software projects, read this one along with other books and courses on leadership and management to tickle you en enrich your potential. In 44 short stories you'll learn how to lead geeks, detect nerds and conflicts, how to say no, manage your (own) boss and hire well. You'll discover what's the necessary core part of a resumé, how you can prepare a phone screen or your next meeting. Lopp's straightforward writing style, will make you smile and frowne on recognizing real-life situations and persons, humans by the way. The book covers handling conflict, time and features, the not-invented-here syndrome, both the dinosaur type software as well as the rookie project managers enthusiastically get trapped in the pitfalls we all create every single day. Personality types, buzz words, the crazy world of Silicon Valley or any software developer's cubicle around the world need your attention. Lopp's weblog and second book will help you build a lasting and more useful engineering culture. Writing code is easy. Managing humans is not. 18 chapters on the management quiver, 9 on the development and managerial processes and 15 on the people and roles involved in this all will help you.
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July 31, 2012 – Shelved
August 26, 2012 – Finished Reading