Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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

This book is not your atypical text book style or instructional book. It really reads much more like a blog or fictional short story. I found it to be light, easy to read and laugh-out-loud funny at times. It also had a Dilbert-esq feel at times. I caught myself nodding in agreement and wondering when he had been employed at my office.

The catch is, hidden in all the funny stories and apparent wanderings, are actually a lot of valuable tidbits of information. If you are a beginning tester or manager this probably isn't going to help you much, except to entertain you (or scare you as you contemplate your new career).

For those of us with more than a few years under our belts, they are in there if you pay attention. Personally, I have to say it was nice to be learning something without it being done in a lecture or preachy style for a change. It was a breath of fresh air from the usual textbooks available.

You can check out a copy here.

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