Managing the Test People was written for managers, leads, and people who may soon find themselves in a technical leadership position. It provides practical advice for the novice and affirmation for the expert. The methods found in the usual books on management "should" theoretically work, that is, until you add in the politics of the environment, the technical work that must be done and, of course, those pesky people who seem intent on fouling up your plans.
Managing the Test People is about the real world where there are real problems and real people, and it provides viable solutions that can actually be implemented. It focuses on some of the unique problems in the software quality assurance profession, yet the bulk of the book is applicable to any technical management job. It contains real world stories illustrating the concepts discussed in the text.