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D. HellerBuilding a Career in Softwarehttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-6147-7_5

5. Professional Skills

Getting Things Done
Daniel Heller1 
Denver, CO, USA

This chapter aims to give you a leg up on the mechanics of life away from your IDE. We’ll cover tools for organizing projects, time management, record-keeping, meetings, and interviewing candidates. None of these skills are complicated in principle, but all are invaluable for getting results on real teams and showing your teammates that you’re a mature professional.

Project Management

Project management is organizing technical work to deliver complex projects: planning, tracking, and communication to divide work into coherent pieces, allocate the right resources, do the right ...

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