Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager by Michael LoppManaging Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager by Michael Lopp

Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager

byMichael Lopp

Paperback | June 22, 2007

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Managing Humansis a selection of the best essays fromMichael 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.

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, Mi...
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Title:Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering ManagerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:209 pages, 23.5 × 17.8 × 0.01 inPublished:June 22, 2007Publisher:APRESS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:159059844X

ISBN - 13:9781590598443

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Table of Contents

  1. Don't Be a Prick
  2. Managers are Not Evil
  3. The Monday Freakout
  4. Agenda Detection
  5. Mandate Dissection
  6. Information Starvation
  7. Subtlety, Subterfuge, and Silence
  8. Managementese
  9. Technicality
  10. Avoiding the Fez
  11. Your Resignation Checklist
  12. Saying No
  13. 1.0
  14. Taking Time to Think
  15. The Soak
  16. Malcolm Events
  17. Capturing Context
  18. Status Reports 2.0
  19. Trickle Theory
  20. A Glimpse and a Hook
  21. Nailing the Phone Screen
  22. Ninety Days
  23. Bellwethers
  24. NADD
  25. A Nerd in a Cave
  26. Meeting Creatures
  27. Incrementalists and Completionists
  28. Organics and Mechanics
  29. Inwards, Outwards, and Holistics
  30. Free Electrons
  31. Rules for the Reorg
  32. Offshore Risk Factor
  33. Joe
  34. Secret Titles