Managing Humans

Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager

Authors: Lopp, Michael

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  • Offers specific insight into the software development process from inside name brand companies such as Apple, Netscape, Borland, and Symantec
  • Conversation-style writing with a distinct lack of Managementese
  • Reveals a variety of different approaches for creating innovative, happy development teams
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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.

About the authors

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, Michael writes a popular technology and management weblog under the nom de plume "Rands," where he discusses his management ideas, worries about staying relevant, and wishes he had time to see more of the world. His weblog can be found at RandsinRepose.com. Michael lives in northern California, never far from the ocean.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Managing Humans
Book Subtitle
Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Michael Lopp
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-0271-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-0271-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-59059-844-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
209
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