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

Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams Author Mickey W. Mantle
ISBN-10 032182203X
ISBN-13 9780321822031
Year 2012-09-26
Pages 464
Language English
Publisher Addison-Wesley Professional
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Mantle and Lichty 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 are great blueprints for new and experienced software engineering managers alike Tom Conrad CTO Pandora I wish Id had this material available years ago I see lots and lots of meat in here that Ill use over and over again as I try to become a better manager The writing style is right on and I love the personal anecdotes Steve Johnson VP Custom Solutions DigitalFish All too often software development is deemed unmanageable The news is filled with stories of projects that have run catastrophically over schedule and budget Although adding some formal discipline to the development process has improved the situation it has by no means solved the problem How can it be with so much time and money spent to get software development under control that it remains so unmanageable In Managing the Unmanageable Rules Tools and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams Mickey W Mantle and Ron Lichty answer that persistent question with a simple observation You first must make programmers and software teams manageable That is you need to begin by understanding your peoplehow to hire them motivate them and lead them to develop and deliver great products Drawing on their combined seventy years of software development and management experience and highlighting the insights and wisdom of other successful managers Mantle and Lichty provide the guidance you need to manage people and teams in order to deliver software successfully Whether you are new to software management or have already been working in that role you will appreciate the real world knowledge and practical tools packed into this guide

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