5. Becoming an Effective Programming Manager: Managing Down
Everything that has been presented in this book so far has only set the stage for the real heart of the information we hope to convey: how to manage programmers effectively on a day-to-day basis. Since most organizations are structured hierarchically, we have broken this information into four basic topics in relation to your position in the organization:
• Managing down
• Managing up
• Managing out
• Managing yourself
These topics deal with managing your staff, managing your boss(es), managing others inside or outside of your organization, and managing yourself. Chapter 6 covers the last three topics, which are critical to being an effective programming manager.
The most relevant topic ...