NOTES TO A SOFTWARE TEAM LEADER

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Notes To A Software Team Leader

Author : Roy Osherove
ISBN : 829993320X
Genre : Communication & technology
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Are you an architect? Scrum Master? team leader? project manager? If you are any of these, you will find that leadership, done right, is a very tough job. This book deals with the hard parts. Not with tools, but with people. Here is the manifesto that drives this book: For us as team leaders, the goal and the way we measure our work is the overall growth in skills of self-organization and self-maintenance in each member of our team and the team as a whole. To that end: We accept that the team's needs from us change continuously based on their skills for handling the current reality of work, so we embrace a continuously changing leadership style over a one-style-fits-all leadership approach. We believe in challenging ourselves and our teams to always get better, so: * We create slack time for the team to learn and be challenged. * We embrace taking risks for our team over staying safe. * We embrace fear and discomfort while learning new skills over keeping people within their comfort zone. * We embrace experimentation as a constant practice over maintaining the status quo: * With people * With tools * With processes * With the environment * We believe our core practice is leading people, not wielding machines, so: * We embrace spending more time with our team than in meetings. * We embrace treating software problems as people problems. * We learn people skills and communication techniques. About the notes The second part of this book allows a peek into the minds of some of the best leaders, consultants, and managers as they give advice to a new team leader. Hear from Johanna Rothman, Kevlin Henney, Dan North, Uncle Bob Martin, and many others about the one thing they would like to teach you if you ever become a team leader, Scrum Master, project manager, or architect.
Category: Communication & technology

Elastic Leadership

Author : Roy Osherove
ISBN : 1617293083
Genre : Computers
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One day it happens. You end up in charge of a team as a manager, technical team leader, architect, or scrum master. The team is looking to you for guidance. Personality clashes need to be worked out. Heated debates need to be mediated, and the team is constantly putting out fires instead of doing the right things, the right way. Everyone wants to do the right thing, but nobody seems to doing it. This is where leaders can get stuck and need the guidance that elastic leadership offers. This framework and philosophy of leadership can help as they strive to manage day-to-day and long term challenges, and create the elusive self-organizing team by coming to understand that their leadership needs to change based on the needs and goals of the team. Elastic Leadership offers a set of values, techniques, and practices to consider in current or future leadership roles. First, it looks at the elastic leadership philosophy—a way of navigating the leadership world that provides a moral compass when making decisions, large and small. It includes the leader manifesto, and the elastic leadership framework phases (survival mode, learning, and self organization). Readers will discover a set of techniques and practices the author has acquired along his own journey that will complement and support their moral compass. Next, the book provides a set of thoughts and notes from other leaders, with accompanying annotations from the author about how they fit into the overall framework and compass. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.
Category: Computers

Leading A Software Development Team

Author : Richard Whitehead
ISBN : 0201675269
Genre : Computers
File Size : 69.69 MB
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This book aims to provide help and advice for IT professionals in this situation by offering solutions to the most commonly encountered problems, such as getting a project out on time, coping with the demands of leading a team, implementing new methodologies or technologies. It is written by a team leader for other team leaders with a focus on practical advice rather than management theory or process issues. It would be targeted at experienced software engineers, developers and architects who have been promoted to the role of team leader.
Category: Computers

Build Run And Sell Your Apple Consulting Practice

Author : Charles Edge
ISBN : 9781484238356
Genre : Computers
File Size : 63.69 MB
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Starting an app development company is one of the most rewarding things you’ll ever do. Or it sends you into bankruptcy and despair. If only there was a guide out there, to help you along the way. This book is your guide to starting, running, expanding, buying, and selling a development consulting firm. But not just any consulting firm, one with a focus on Apple. Apple has been gaining adoption in businesses ranging from traditional 5 person start ups to some of the largest companies in the world. Author Charles Edge has been there since the days that the Mac was a dying breed in business, then saw the advent of the iPhone and iPad, and has consulted for environments ranging from the home user to the largest Apple deployments in the world. Now there are well over 10,000 shops out there consulting on Apple in business and more appearing every day. Build, Run, and Sell Your Apple Consulting Practice takes you through the journey, from just an idea to start a company all the way through mergers and finally into selling your successful and growing Apple development business. What You'll Learn Create and deploy grassroots as well as more traditional marketing plans Engage in the community of developers and companies that will hire you and vice versa Effecively buy and sell your time and talents to grow your business while remaining agile Who This Book Is For Business owners looking to grow and diversify their companies as well as developers, engineers, and designers working on Apple apps who would like to branch out into starting their own consulting business.
Category: Computers

10 Steps To Successful Teams

Author : Renie McClay
ISBN : 9781562866754
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 80.47 MB
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This title takes a practical approach to working in teams since everyone knows that the importance of teams is a cliche of business success. Written for all team members - leaders and players, this new title from ASTD provides insights and guidance in short, to-the-point messages, with easy-to-use tools and assessments that will get teams up and running quickly and effectively. From identifying team strengths to developing strong, trusting relationships, author McClay applies her expertise and background with sales teams propelling you and your team to maximum performance.
Category: Business & Economics

Team Geek

Author : Brian Fitzpatrick
ISBN : 9781449302443
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 46.44 MB
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Describes the patterns and anti-patterns of the relationships of people, teams, and users in software development.
Category: Business & Economics

Leading Project Teams

Author : Anthony T. Cobb
ISBN : 9781412991704
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 70.80 MB
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The Second Edition of Leading Project Teams offers an accessible introduction to the important basics of project management while providing key issues and pointers on team leadership. Easy to read, this engaging book assumes little to no knowledge of project management. Leading Project Teams quickly leads the reader through the fundamentals including how to start a project, how to assign tasks, how to write clear project reports, and much, much more! New to the Second Edition: - New chapter on Risk Assessment - New coverage of running effective team meetings - Offers real world scenarios: Each chapter opens with a real-world project problem faced by a project leader. Selected from a wide range of industries--from academia to business to health care--each situation portrays how project work applies to real project problems in a variety of settings. - Identifies key expectations of project leaders: Concrete advice is given on leading project teams across a number of important leadership issues and on how project leaders should develop and guide project team members. - Provides quick-learning project tools: Many accessible tools are provided to help readers understand the basics of project management such as the work breakdown structure and project scheduling. Extensive coverage on team literature is offered to help students learn the basics of team construction and team dynamics.
Category: Business & Economics

The Manager S Path

Author : Camille Fournier
ISBN : 9781491973868
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 20.44 MB
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Managing people is difficult wherever you work. But in the tech industry, where management is also a technical discipline, the learning curve can be brutal—especially when there are few tools, texts, and frameworks to help you. In this practical guide, author Camille Fournier (tech lead turned CTO) takes you through each stage in the journey from engineer to technical manager. From mentoring interns to working with senior staff, you’ll get actionable advice for approaching various obstacles in your path. This book is ideal whether you’re a new manager, a mentor, or a more experienced leader looking for fresh advice. Pick up this book and learn how to become a better manager and leader in your organization. Begin by exploring what you expect from a manager Understand what it takes to be a good mentor, and a good tech lead Learn how to manage individual members while remaining focused on the entire team Understand how to manage yourself and avoid common pitfalls that challenge many leaders Manage multiple teams and learn how to manage managers Learn how to build and bootstrap a unifying culture in teams
Category: Business & Economics

A Practical Guide To Distributed Scrum Adobe Reader

Author : Elizabeth Woodward
ISBN : 9780137061365
Genre : Computers
File Size : 26.14 MB
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Succeed with Scrum in Even the Largest, Most Complex Distributed Development Projects Forewords by Ken Schwaber, Scott Ambler, Roman Pichler, and Matthew Wang This is the first comprehensive, practical guide for Scrum practitioners working in large-scale distributed environments. Written by three of IBM’s leading Scrum practitioners—in close collaboration with the IBM QSE Scrum Community of more than 1000 members worldwide—this book offers specific, actionable guidance for everyone who wants to succeed with Scrum in the enterprise. Readers will follow a journey through the lifecycle of a distributed Scrum project, from envisioning products and setting up teams to preparing for Sprint planning and running retrospectives. Each chapter presents a baseline drawn from “conventional” Scrum, then discusses additional issues faced by distributed teams, and presents specific best-practice solutions, alternatives, and tips the authors have identified through hard, empirical experience. Using real-world examples, the book demonstrates how to apply key Scrum practices, such as look-ahead planning in geographically distributed environments. Readers will also gain valuable new insights into the agile management of complex problem and technical domains. Coverage includes Developing user stories and working with Product Owners as a distributed team Recognizing and fixing the flaws Scrum may reveal in existing processes Engaging in more efficient Release and Sprint planning Conducting intense, brief daily Scrum meetings in distributed environments Managing cultural and language differences Resolving dependencies, performing frequent integration, and maintaining transparency in geographically distributed environments Successfully running remote software reviews and demos Brainstorming what worked and what didn’t, to improve future Sprints This book will be an indispensable resource for every team leader, member, product owner, or manager working with Scrum or other agile methods in any distributed software development organization.
Category: Computers

Management 3 0

Author : Jurgen Appelo
ISBN : 9780321712479
Genre : Business & Economics
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How software practitioners can become great Agile leaders: simple rules from real-world practice * *Succeed with Agile by mastering eight crucial leadership skills: activating people, empowering teams, aligning results, organizing structure, enforcing discipline, manipulating context, acquiring knowledge, and measuring performance. *Work more effectively with knowledge workers, while managing risk, uncertainty, and change. *The newest book in Mike Cohn's best-selling Signature Series. In Management 3.0, top Agile manager Jurgen Appelo shows managers how to lead Agile adoption and Agile projects more effectively, while also helping their colleagues develop as leaders in Agile environments. Appelo combines the 'what,' 'why,' and 'how' of agile leadership, presenting background, examples, and powerful, proven techniques. Appelo identifies the eight most crucial agile leadership skills, explaining in detail why they matter and how to develop them - both in yourself and in your colleagues. You'll discover powerful ways to activate people, empower teams, align results, organize structure, enforce discipline, manipulate context, acquire knowledge, and measure performance. Management 3.0 will help aspiring managers and leaders: * *Define their teams' boundaries and constraints, so they can self-organize more effectively. *Anticipate issues teams won't or can't resolve on their own. *Give teams the feed and caring they need, and let them grow on their own. *Sow the seeds for a culture of craftsmanship. *Successfully manage risks and uncertainty in fast-changing projects and environments.
Category: Business & Economics