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Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams by Mickey W. Mantle, Ron Lichty

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6. Becoming an Effective Programming Manager: Managing Up, Out, and Yourself

The previous chapter discussed the first and most important part of your job—managing down. This chapter addresses those other parts of your job that you must also do to be a truly effective programming manager:

• Managing up

• Managing out

• Managing yourself

These topics deal with managing your boss(es), managing your peers and others inside or outside of your organization, and managing yourself. Your boss and colleagues are not your direct reports; they have their own agendas that may conflict with yours, they may not respect you or even know who you are, and they cannot be managed in the same way you manage your team. Managing yourself is a 24/7 job that you need ...

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