Quality Software Management: Congruent Action

Quality Software Management: Congruent Action

by Gerald M. Weinberg, Dorset House
     
 

How to Attain Managerial Excellence Using Congruent Action!

To produce high-quality software, we need high-quality, effective managers. Becoming such a manager is the subject of this third stand-alone volume in Gerald Weinberg's highly acclaimed series.

To be effective, managers must act congruently. That is, managers must not only understand the concepts

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How to Attain Managerial Excellence Using Congruent Action!

To produce high-quality software, we need high-quality, effective managers. Becoming such a manager is the subject of this third stand-alone volume in Gerald Weinberg's highly acclaimed series.

To be effective, managers must act congruently. That is, managers must not only understand the concepts of good software engineering, but also practice them, which sounds easier than it is in practice. Standing in the way is a lot of emotional baggage that we all carry, the author asserts, and congruence is the way to cope with our emotional baggage.

Congruence has the sense of "fitting" — in this case simultaneously fitting your own needs, the needs of the other people involved, and the contextual needs (in business, for example, the business needs). Examples, diagrams, and tools such as the Myers-Briggs indicator fortify the author's recommendations.

Internationally respected for his innovative thinking on both human and technical issues, GERALD M. WEINBERG focuses on ways to help people improve their productivity. A highly influential author, lecturer, and consultant, he draws on experiences gained in all three roles, as well as from a long technical career as a software developer, researcher, and consultant.

Gerald M. Weinberg has written on topics ranging from computer systems and programming to education and problem solving. He is author or coauthor of thirteen Dorset House books.

His most recent title is The Psychology of Computer Programming: Silver Anniversary Edition, released in October 1998.

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Editorial Reviews

Booknews
The third of what was to be a three-volume treatise--but a fourth volume is now projected--deals with the ability to act appropriately in difficult interpersonal situations, an essential ability for successful software development management. The author draws on his 40 years of work in the industry to discuss various styles of coping, especially under stress; selection of the best managers; the role of self-esteem; how to transform incongruence into effective actions; addictive behaviors; and how to create and manage productive teams. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780932633286
Publisher:
Dorset House Publishing
Publication date:
06/01/1994
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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Tom Adams
The former star programmer who now struggles with the challenges of management will find, in Weinberg, a mentor with more than two decades of experience helping programmers, team leaders, and managers grow in the psychological and social dimensions of their professions. This book will probably make you think twice about some decisions you currently make by reflex. That alone makes it worth reading.

— (Tom Adams, IEEE Software)

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