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 helpful to being an effective programming manager. This chapter focuses solely ...

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