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Managing Humans

Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager

  • Authors
  • Michael Lopp

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. The Management Quiver

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pages 17-20
    3. Pages 21-25
    4. Pages 27-31
    5. Pages 43-45
    6. Pages 47-51
    7. Pages 53-59
    8. Pages 67-70
  3. The Process is the Product

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-72
    2. I.O
      Pages 73-81
    3. Pages 83-88
    4. Pages 89-92
    5. Pages 93-97
    6. Pages 99-101
    7. Pages 103-106
    8. Pages 107-111
  4. Versions of You

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-115
    2. Pages 117-121
    3. Pages 123-126
    4. Pages 127-130
    5. Pages 131-135
    6. Pages 137-140
    7. Pages 141-145
    8. Pages 147-152
    9. Pages 157-161
    10. Pages 167-170
    11. Pages 171-175
    12. Pages 177-180
    13. Joe
      Pages 181-185
    14. Pages 187-190
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 191-209

About this book

Introduction

Managing Humans is a selection of the best essays from Michael Lopp's web site, Rands in Repose. Drawing on Lopp's management experiences at Apple, Netscape, Symantec, and Borland, this book is full of stories based on companies in the Silicon Valley where people have been known to yell at each other. It is a place full of dysfunctional bright people who are in an incredible hurry to find the next big thing so they can strike it rich and then do it all over again. Among these people are managers, a strange breed of people who through a mystical organizational ritual have been given power over your future and your bank account.

Whether you're an aspiring manager, a current manager, or just wondering what the heck a manager does all day, there is a story in this book that will speak to you.

Keywords

Information Technology (IT) Innovation Personal conflict development management software software engineering

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