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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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A classic mivhael read i mivhael got to get to the latest edition. It is a place full of dysfunctional llopp 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. People that create process are well-intentioned, but they annoy the people who create realizing that screw-ups are inevitable regardless of how much process there is. I struggled about mid-way through as the snark level could be high, and the generalizations could sometimes be unkind and a bit too predictable.

I highly recommend reading the book, as his writing is easy to follow and has a narrative structure i. Dec 02, Amy Gilchrist Thorne rated it really liked it Shelves: I’ve kept whipping the book out week after week and quoting it to people until their eyes glaze over, though I’ve eased off now. I guess maybe it’s just content better taken in small doses, and just for what it’s worth. Once you have registered your Kindle to a msnaging Amazon website, I am not sure you can go back to this though.

I Love Rands so much and this book felt like setting with this geek you adore, just listening to them talking hours and hours without feeling bored, non a second llpp I wished he kept talking forever.

I ordered this from Amazon the day this post went up and its great! New Guard to be helpful in understanding the behaviors and motives of my co-workers. A bit “I am a stereotypical white American male programmer whose glory days peaked in the mid’s and here are my pet peeves about working in Silicon Valley”-esque Jul mannaging, Murzic rated it really liked it Shelves: I probably owe my most recent promotion to this book.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Additionally, he uses “he” much more than “she” humqns his writing. 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. This is not a book of management theory, or planning methodologies, or partic This book made a big impact on me because it spoke to what I’ve been at this year: 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.

Lopp’s distilled knowledge is very helpful and gave me an excellent framework to use in thinking about the everyday challenges and conficts and successes of my job.

Worth a read, but perhaps not an entirely thorough one, depending on who you are and why you’re interested in reading it.

This book made a big impact on me because it spoke to what I’ve been at this year: Published June 1st by Apress first published January 1st It just kept making me say “yes, that’s it! I attribute most of my success as a manager and mentor to individual engineers and teams of engineers to following the ad Lopp uses stories very well to make his points an approach he uses during his live talks as well.

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Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager

No models, theory only, or success stories here, but raw, personal stories on engaging nerds and managers in the conception, development and delivery of software products. Refresh and try again.

Jokes are memorized comedy retold with moxie. You’ll be glad you did.

A lot of that insight should be familiar if you read Rands’s weblog but it’s still useful to have everything together. Highly specialized advice for being an engineering manager in a modern software company.

Mar 02, Elly rated it really liked it Shelves: 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. 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.


This post gives a quick overview of what I learned, with more details to be found in this PDF. I was surprised to find that the ideal employee in the software industry is very different from the ideal employee in other industries.

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.

Want to Read saving…. I attribute most of my success as a manager and mentor to individual engineers and teams of engineers to following the advice I found in this book.

Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager by Michael Lopp

Yet, it is more than the collection of anecdote-heavy assorted blog posts that it might first appear. But I still found myself wanting more, not because I came to the book expecting the answers to all software development woes, humsns because some of the observations seemed so insightful that I just star Meh.

Dec 04, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: Yes, like previous books, much of this work has already been seen on the blog, but I believe there is a substantive difference to reading these chapters as a collection rather than individually.

Books by Michael Lopp.

Managing Humans, 2nd Edition – Rands in Repose

Lopp’s weblog and second book will help you build a lasting and more useful engineering culture. Michael Lopp doesn’t pull any punches, and leaves no stones unturned in this software development guide.

Unfortunately, the value humzns its climax mid-way in michae book, and the latter half was far too myopic in perspective for me to feel like it was useful business advice that would apply anywhere in the world, for anyone, of any age, in any industry.