Leading a Software Development Team: A Developer's Guide to Successfully Leading People and Projects (The Practical Solutions Series)

Leading a Software Development Team: A Developer's Guide to Successfully Leading People and Projects (The Practical Solutions Series)

by RichardWhitehead (Author)

Synopsis

This book aims to provide help and advice for IT professionals in this situation by offering solutions to the most commonly encountered problems, such as getting a project out on time, coping with the demands of leading a team, implementing new methodologies or technologies. It is written by a team leader for other team leaders with a focus on practical advice rather than management theory or process issues. It would be targeted at experienced software engineers, developers and architects who have been promoted to the role of team leader.

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More Information

Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
Edition: 1
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Published: 15 May 2001

ISBN 10: 0201675269
ISBN 13: 9780201675269

Media Reviews
Fear not. This book will help you become an effective and respected team leader... the view from the trenches will help guide you in making your own decisions in the context of your own organization and its values... With Whitehead as your mentor, you can anticipate and diffuse problems. Soon you will be as effective as a team leader as you were as a developer - Shari Lawrence Pfleeger This is a book for the real world. Suppose you are the team leader of a software project. You thought you did all the right things at every stage. Yet the project came in three months late and the application crashed continuously when it went live. What could you have done to prevent this? This book gives the answers. Structured round common questions which should occur to every new team leader How do I earn the respect of my team? , How do I draw up a project plan? , it discusses the activities which you need to master Donald Matthews, Project Team Leader, AIT

This is a book on how to cope with the dizzy heights of leadership without getting vertigo or offending everyone in sight.

Computing, August 2001

Author Bio
Richard Whitehead has lead a number of software development teams over recent years, and has a wide and varied experience in industries as diverse as diamond prospecting, medicine, communications, transport and digital mapping. He has worked for companies of many sizes and cultures from a high-tech start-up to a multi-billion dollar multinational.