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Growing Software: Proven Strategies for Managing Software Engineers
     

Growing Software: Proven Strategies for Managing Software Engineers

by Louis Testa
 

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As the technology leader at a small software company, you need to focus on people, products, processes, and technology as you bring your software to market, while doing your best to put out fires and minimize headaches.

Growing Software is your guide to juggling the day-to-day challenges of running a software company while managing those long-term

Overview


As the technology leader at a small software company, you need to focus on people, products, processes, and technology as you bring your software to market, while doing your best to put out fires and minimize headaches.

Growing Software is your guide to juggling the day-to-day challenges of running a software company while managing those long-term problems and making sure that your business continues to grow. With practical, hands-on advice, Growing Software will teach you how to build and lead an effective team, define and sell your products, work with everyone from customers to CEOs, and ensure high-quality results.

Instead of learning by trial and error, you'll benefit from author Louis Testa's 20+ years of management experience. Testa combines big-picture advice, specific solutions, and real-life anecdotes to teach you how to:


  • Work effectively with your CEO and executive team
  • Improve development team efficiency and enthusiasm
  • Evaluate your software methodology to improve effectiveness and safeguard against failure
  • Use product prototypes to bridge the gap between marketing and engineering
  • Defuse technology time bombs

Whether you're new to managing software or newly lost, Growing Software will help you and your growing company thrive.

Louis Testa is Senior Engineering Manager at Galois, a small company that specializes in high-assurance software. He received his BS (with honors) in Engineering from Caltech and his MS EE from the University of California, Berkeley. He has managed engineering teams for over 20 years, and his papers have been featured at many technology conferences. He blogs at gspractices.com.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593272258
Publisher:
No Starch Press San Francisco, CA
Publication date:
03/15/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Louis Testa is Senior Engineering Manager at Galois, a small company that specializes in high-assurance software. He received his BS (with honors) in Engineering from Caltech and his MS EE from the University of California, Berkeley. He has managed engineering teams for over 20 years, and his papers have been featured at many technology conferences. He blogs at www.gspractices.com.

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