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Growing Software by Louis Testa

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Chapter 2. MANAGING A DEVELOPMENT TEAM

As the development manager at a small company, you have a unique role not found in most large companies. Whether your title is chief technology officer, vice president of engineering, or director, you must connect the CEO and members of the executive team directly to your development team. In a small company, you must be able to stretch in ways that differ from those of a development manager in a large company.

Understanding Your Core Management Values

Before delving into the mechanics of managing a team, let's take an introspective look at what it takes to be an effective manager. Ask yourself how you want to work with your development team and how your core values affect how you interact with others. Your ...

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