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"Rothman and Derby bring a clarity and honesty to the craft of software-development management that I haven’t felt since first reading Demarco and Lister’s classic, Peopleware. Their story-based teaching style is engaging, and the tips contained provide a valuable reference for those who find themselves in the world of management."
"Five Star Review: All the great stuff is here… Easy to read and understand."
—Robert Pritchett, macCompanion
Great book that is very easy to read and generally practical. I was a little uncomfortable with the scenario-based approach at first and it was a little American in parts (I think... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Raf
Practical approaches to handle tough situations (conflicts, negotiation, stress, multiple jobs). Author has weaved lot of good stories to drive home the point. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Avid Amazon Shopper
This is a brilliant book. It is hard to write in such short and concise style, I applaud Johanna for being that efficient.
Every page is loaded with invaluable advice. Read more
As a software development manager, I'm always looking for ways to better serve my team. I don't know of anyone more influential in the agile project management space than Johanna... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Nick Korbel
I have read at least 40 books on leadership and business, and this was by far the most practical book I have ever read. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amanda J. Nelson
I would highly recommend this book for new or old managers, it's simple with a lot of detailed helpful information.Published 19 months ago by Rashi K
Every once in a while when I start reading a new book I have this suspicion that it is going to suck, and then somehow during the process of reading it - it wins me over. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Mark Pearl
Why I like this book?
Very easy to read as it reads like a story book about your peers in the office. Read more
It would be a gross mistake to look at this book and think it was one only for “management types”. In truth there's a lot in here about anyone who has to interact with another... Read morePublished on February 28, 2013 by Michael Talks