The Nerd Whisperer

The Nerd Whisperer

by David A Oppenheimer

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Overview

The Nerd Whisperer by David A Oppenheimer

The Nerd Whisperer is for anyone who needs to manage and get results from software engineers. Whether it's a full-blown systems development effort or a small business website, this book will help you understand how to talk with, correct, grow, and most importantly get what you need from, those brilliant but baffling people. The Nerd Whisperer celebrates the introvert and explains the motivations, desires, likes and dislikes of the typical engineer. It describes communication and management approaches that work for introverts. The book takes us from the initial interview through to the final system deployment in a humorous and respectful way. Filled with anecdotes from over 30 years of leading projects, the author also introduces us to all the various characters we'll meet along the way; Unix System Administrators, DBAs, Information Security Officers, Business Users, User Interface Designers, Testers, Process Offices, and many others. It describes their business drivers, personality quirks, and ways to get what you need from them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780990397502
Publisher: Nerd Herder Press
Publication date: 05/16/2014
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

David A. Oppenheimer is a technical management consultant, author, and speaker. He has worked in the software field for over 30 years building systems for commercial and government clients, as well as leading the technology teams of two start-ups. He holds a Bachelors degree in Physics from Hampshire College, a Masters in Engineering Management from the George Washington University, and a Project Management Professional Certification from the Project Management Institute. He lives in Fairfax, Virginia with his wife, Elise (also a Nerd Herder) and is the proud father of Megan who, despite her best intentions, is also in the technology field.

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