Need a shortcut to a degree in shipping great software? Successful team leaders must have an extremely broad skill set to find the right product, work through a complex and ever-changing development process, and do it all incredibly quickly. In this guide, Chris Vander Mey provides a simplified, no-BS approach to the entire software lifecycle, distilled from lessons he learned as a manager at Amazon and Google.
On Nov 28 Andreas von Linden wrote:
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On Nov 21 Horacio Lassey-Assiakoley wrote: Software project manager reference book
Have you got a new job as Project Manager or you want to hone your skills as one who already is a Project Manager? Either way, this book is for you! Chris takes the pains to go through all the necessary steps before delivering a good product. As former Project Manager at Amazon and Google, Chris gives you an insight into Amazon and Google's processes. Full Review >
On Nov 18 Chris Allen wrote: Why I handed my work in late - a good excuse!
I was so inspired by my first reading that I launched into shipping an App just to practice the ideas in the book. Full Review >
On Nov 13 Jose Betancur wrote: A must have one
If you are an entrepreneur, and building solutions on your startup this is a must read. You will learn a lot form the experiences from Google and Amazon, and must of all, this books cover so many different things that it would be a learning experience.
A must have one.
The book has a lot of key points that a product/service developer has to keep track of it. Is a great collection of good information. Easy to read, and personally a book not to read from begin to end, but to came back from time to time. Full Review >
On Nov 11 Ulrich Habel wrote:
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On Nov 1 David Witherspoon wrote: Must read on developing and shipping great software
Shipping Greatness Practical lessons on building and launching outstanding software, learned on the job at Google and Amazon by Chris Vander Mey is a must have for any team lead or software developer out there. Especially if you have not worked at one of these companies. Personally, I wish that I could have read this book at the beginning of my career, but its better late than never. This book covers a lot of great topics about shipping great software that you do not learn in any software engineering course and you might not experience at the companies that you work for. Not only does this book cover the many topics needed to ship great software, but it also goes into more soft skills types of topics like selecting a team, building a mission statement and overall strategy, measuring greatness by using metrics, how to be a great communicator, and more. I have been developing software for a long time and feel that I have developed good applications throughout my career. I think you always learn from your experiences and continue to improve on the overall process of building and shipping software. Full Review >
On Oct 21 Martin Rowe wrote:
The book gives an interesting insight into the way large software companies manage projects. And the principles here are scalable; they would work in a small business or a startup. Would the book help me to create a minimum viable product and ship it? Yes, but with my eyes open. Full Review >
On Sep 17 Tushar Jain wrote: Book Review: Shipping Greatness Practical lessons on building and launching outstanding software, learned on the job at Google and Amazon
Book Review: Shipping Greatness Practical lessons on building and launching outstanding software, learned on the job at Google and Amazon by Chris Vander Mey: Publisher- O'Reilly: ISBN- 13: 978-1449336578 Shipping Greatness: Practical lessons on building and launching outstanding software, learned on the job at Google and Amazon by Chris Vander Mey… Full Review >
On Sep 11 Bea Kylene Jumarang wrote: Not Just About Great Software - It's About Doing Great Work
If a university ever decided to teach a course on shipping great software, I enthusiastically nominate Chris Vander Mey for professor. After all, this book is practically a course already, with the added benefit of being speedy and concise. Full Review >