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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Your email address will not be published. His thoughts on leadership, muchael and personal evolution did a lot more for me than the process pieces though I agreed with most of those as well. Dec 16, Ishraq rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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.

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

Pitch, people, process, and product How to take time and think instead of react Hacking as a means of encouraging disruption How to gumans ideas “soak” for creativity Managers are chaos-destroying machines How to deal with the sky falling crises. Wit is original comedy created in real time and delivered with precise timing. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

I loved how he called everything names and who doesn’t like that! And mnaaging the person in the eye.

There is some attempt at organization but it feels very jumbled, oddly enough even more jumbled than the blog. Michael Lopp has done this a couple of times and has plenty of advice to dispense as a result.


He has a few chapters lpp he describes the characteristics of “nerds”. 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.

Book review: Managing Humans by Michael Lopp | Confessions of a Curator, Editor, Geek

If you’re in tech industry working with engineers, designers and anybody else building products, this books is highly recommended, especially if you: Dec 02, Amy Gilchrist Thorne rated it really liked it Shelves: Worth a read, but perhaps not an entirely thorough one, depending loppp who you are and why you’re interested in reading it. This is definitely one of the best books on the topic I’ve ever read.

Although some of that content is on the blog, I think it’s presented more coherently in the book. Aug 28, Gordon rated it it was amazing. A classic must read i really got to get to the latest edition. Paperbackpages.

If you consider yourself a project manager, team lead, software development manager, program manager or engaged in software proj In Managing Humans – Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager, veteran software developer and manager Michael Lopp serves you the must-read a-typical management or leadership book. As a software engineering manager, I am exactly the target audience for Managing Humans. Although this book isn’t really aimed at me, there’s still a whole lpp of fascinating opinions and insights in there.

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 mlchael had the practice you’ve often forgotten the book.

Jichael Preview See a Problem? Preview — Managing Humans by Michael Lopp. If you wish to scare the hell micbael of a software engineer, an obsessed introvert geek, give him a managerial position!!

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Have you ever sat in a meeting full of engineers? This is a very well written and practical narrative. So I bought it. I guess maybe it’s just content better taken in small doses, and just for what it’s worth.


Despite all of that it is still worth reading for the insights it packs. Jokes are memorized comedy retold with moxie. Alli 6 years ago.

Dec 13, Gedi Siuskus rated it liked it Recommends it for: If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. Its interesting to watch an author’s transition from Blog World to Book World, and Rands aka, apparantly, “Michael Lopp” makes the switch with fuck, I was trying to write a quick little blurb and I got distracted and lost my train of thought.

It was both entertaining and insightful to hear the rants of an Engineering Manager. Nerd Attention Deficiency Disorder How to manage your first 90 days at a new company The purpose of a “nerd cave” How to manage your nerds i.

A lot of that insight should be familiar if you read Rands’s weblog but it’s still useful to have everything together. Nerds popp witty because they connect the relevant to the present quickly and in clever ways. 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.

Nov 24, Kate rated it really liked it. Once I saw these magic words in the title, the book was already ordered. There didn’t seem to be any chronological or even base-concept flow to the chapters, and it seemed as though the book wasn’t always sure who it was talking to – managers of engineers? Let me say that e-mail is never ever ever never ever the right way to resolve controversy.