Read hilarious stories with serious lessons that Michael Lopp extracts from his varied and sometimes bizarre experiences managing humans at many of the. Managing Humans Introduction Site. that while they might be great with bits. They still needed to figure out how to Manage Humans. Rands in Meadow. Source code for ‘Managing Humans’ by Michael Lopp. Contribute to Apress/ managing-humans development by creating an account on GitHub.
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However I do enjoy his writing, and even though much of some sections was taken with a grain of salt, I humajs ended up laughing out loud at his quips and non-sequitrs. It’s always hard to review advice books, because it’s easy to write advice that sounds good but doesn’t actually work well in practice, and by the time you’ve had the practice you’ve often forgotten the book.
Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager by Michael Lopp
Another chapter I return to frequently is the one on meetings, players, and agenda detection, which is also on llopp blog. I’m a long-time reader of the author’s blog, so a lot of It’s always hard to review advice books, because it’s easy to write advice that sounds good but doesn’t actually work well micgael practice, and by the time you’ve had the practice you’ve often forgotten the book.
Management means dealing with people, become socially engaged and start relating to others in a non-technical manner.
Quotes from Managing Humans: I like his advices on resumes and hiring, meetings specially the long-killer-WTF-I’m-doing-here where Chatty-Patty and Mr-Irrelevant are driving you nuts and you reached number on the ways on how to whack your boss just at the first 5 minutes, nerds and geeks, one-on-ones and managing conflicts. Dec 13, Gedi Siuskus rated it liked it Recommends it for: To play, you need to kick the relevancy engine into high gear.
The 2nd edition was almost pages, and just as good. A few articles eg. Your email address will not be published. I think you just have to have an account on Amazon. There were moments when I thought, “yeah Snarky 6 years ago. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. There were a few places where I laughed out loud, and a few where I exclaimed, “That’s so true! Many of michafl metaphors and stories are specifically about software engineering, but the principles should mostly generalize.
I highly recommend reading the book, as his writing is easy to follow and has a narrative structure i.
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Definitely a good read overall – flagged a few things I want to try and could certainly see myself going back to this as a reference. Since it’s a collection of blog posts, the writing style is simple to read and the chapters are short, which makes it easy to digest and binge read. The hilarious moments when the final release date is tomorrow and you have a big show stopper bug or how-in-hell-nobody-noticed-this-bug-before that will make your 48 continuous working hours a fact!!
Lopp has thought in detail about why startup life is hard, and what breaks down in them as you grow, and why. Concepts Plays Being human and understanding the humans you manage How to check if your team is healthy Where managers come from and what they do How to run a meeting Stables and volatiles How to detect disasters before they occur Types of 1: A classic must read i really got to get to the latest edition.
Highly specialized advice for being an engineering manager in a modern software company. Feb 07, Sigurd Magnusson rated it it was ok.
Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager
He cares about people and wrestles with the difficulties of trying to care for the more or less imperfect and oddball people who make up his team, while getting them to achieve what needs to be done so the company doesn’t die horribly. Adam 6 years ago. None of this takes away from the quality of the content, but its a shame that a good book is marred by such poor construction.
However, some of his chapters really did not resonate manaying me and almost turned me off from the book.
If you wish to scare the hell out of a software engineer, an obsessed introvert geek, give him a managerial position!! I would have appreciated some acknowledgement from him that some successful engineers and engineering managers do not fit into these boxes he is creating.
Alli 6 years ago. The book covers handling conflict, time and features, the not-invented-here syndrome, both the dinosaur type software as well as the rookie project managers enthusiastically get trapped in the pitfalls we all create every single day.
That said, huamns parts of the book that did fee relevant to someone who is a manager of any kind, really were resonant.
Managing Humans, 2nd Edition
Open Preview See a Problem? However I do enjoy his writing, and ev A bit “I am a stereotypical white American male programmer whose glory days peaked in the mid’s and here are my micbael peeves about working human Silicon Valley”-esque Whether or not it was his intention, these chapters imply that all engineers are nerds and all nerds are as he describes. Pitch, people, process, and product How to take time and think instead of react Hacking as a means of encouraging disruption How to let ideas “soak” for creativity Managers are chaos-destroying machines How to deal with the sky falling crises.