Herding Cats: A Primer For Programmers Who Lead Programmers
  • Herding Cats: A Primer For Programmers Who Lead Programmers
  • Herding Cats: A Primer For Programmers Who Lead Programmers
ISBN: 1590590171
EAN13: 9781590590171
Language: English
Release Date: Mar 4, 2002
Pages: 252
Dimensions: 0.71" H x 9.53" L x 9.29" W
Weight: 0.44 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Herding Cats: A Primer for Programmers Who Lead Programmers is a comprehensive guide--think of it as a field manual--to the management challenges of supervising and leading programmers. J. Hank Rainwater introduces new and not-so-new managers to concepts that will encourage them and help them become a strong leaders for their teams. You ll learn about the varieties of programmer personality traits and be able match personnel to projects for maximum productivity. You ll also learn how to manage your strengths and weaknesses as you improve your leadership skills, which will result in dramatic improvements to your team s success. In this how-to manual that s both practical and thought- provoking, you ll find several chapters devoted to administrative aspects of your job, such as managing meetings, hiring and firing, and principles of organizing your job for success. Rainwater also describes task management software he built that you can use to organize project assignments. (The source code for this software is available for download once you own the book.) The chapter on technical leadership, which highlights the importance of architecture, design, and code reviews, not only illustrates practical applications of leadership, but also digs deep into concrete methods you must employ. Rainwater shows why things can go wrong for a leader and how to correct career-derailing Read More chevron_right

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