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

Mantle, Mickey W., Lichty, Ron

  • 出版商: Addison Wesley
  • 出版日期: 2019-12-10
  • 定價: $1,740
  • 售價: 9.5$1,653
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 544
  • 裝訂: Quality Paper - also called trade paper
  • ISBN: 0135667364
  • ISBN-13: 9780135667361
  • 相關分類: 軟體工程
  • 相關翻譯: 善工利器 程序員管理範式 (簡中版)
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The Essential Guide to Effectively Managing Developers So You Can Deliver Better Software--Now Extensively Updated
"Lichty and Mantle 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 form a great blueprint for new and experienced software engineering managers alike."
--Tom Conrad, CTO, Pandora

"Reading this book's nuggets felt like the sort of guidance that I would get from a trusted mentor. A mentor who I not only trusted, but one who trusted me to take the wisdom, understand its limits, and apply it correctly."
--Mike Fauzy, CTO, FauzyLogic
Today, many software projects continue to run catastrophically over schedule and budget, and still don't deliver what customers want. Some organizations conclude that software development can't be managed well. But it can--and it starts with people. In their extensively updated Managing the Unmanageable, Second Edition, Mickey W. Mantle and Ron Lichty show how to hire and develop programmers, onboard new hires quickly and successfully, and build and nurture highly effective and productive teams.
Drawing on over 80 years of combined industry experience, the authors share Rules of Thumb, Nuggets of Wisdom, checklists, and other Tools for successfully leading programmers and teams, whether they're co-located or dispersed worldwide. This edition adds extensive new Agile coverage, new approaches to recruitment and onboarding, expanded coverage of handling problem employees, and much more. Whether you're new to software management or you've done it for years, you'll find indispensable advice for handling your challenges and delivering outstanding software.

  • Find, recruit, and hire the right programmers, when you need them
  • Manage programmers as the individuals they are
  • Motivate software people and teams to accomplish truly great feats
  • Create a successful development subculture that can thrive even in a toxic company culture
  • Master the arts of managing down and managing up
  • Embrace your role as a manager who empowers self-directed agile teams to thrive and succeed

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--Tom Conrad, Pandora的CTO

--Mike Fauzy, FauzyLogic的CTO

如今,許多軟體項目仍然嚴重超過進度和預算,並且仍然無法交付客戶所需。一些組織得出結論,認為軟體開發無法有效管理。但事實並非如此,它始於人。在他們全面更新的《無法管理的管理:第二版》中,Mickey W. Mantle和Ron Lichty展示了如何聘請和培養程式設計師,快速且成功地引入新成員,以及建立和培養高效和有成效的團隊。


- 在需要時找到、招聘和聘用合適的程式設計師
- 將程式設計師視為個體進行管理
- 激勵軟體人員和團隊實現真正偉大的成就
- 創建一個成功的開發子文化,即使在有害的公司文化中也能茁壯成長
- 掌握向下管理和向上管理的技巧
- 擁抱作為一位管理者的角色,賦予自主敏捷團隊茁壯成長和成功的能力



Mickey W. Mantle has been developing software for more than forty years as a software and hardware product creator, manager, and executive for companies that include Evans & Sutherland, Pixar, Broderbund, and Gracenote. He currently develops mobile/tablet applications, writes, and consults.

Ron Lichty has been developing software for thirty years, most of them as a programming manager, director of development, and vice president of products and engineering for companies that include Apple, Fujitsu, Razorfish, and Schwab. He has written four books and hundreds of articles. He consults with startups and companies large and small to unravel the knots in software development and make it hum.


Mickey W. Mantle是一位軟體和硬體產品創作者、經理和執行長,他在Evans & Sutherland、Pixar、Broderbund和Gracenote等公司擔任職位,已經開發軟體超過四十年。他目前開發行動/平板應用程式,並從事寫作和諮詢工作。

Ron Lichty已經從事軟體開發三十年,其中大部分時間擔任程式管理員、開發總監和產品與工程副總裁等職位,曾在蘋果、富士通、Razorfish和Schwab等公司工作。他已經撰寫了四本書和數百篇文章。他與初創企業和大小公司合作,解決軟體開發中的問題,使其運作順暢。