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Managing the Unmanageable:

Rules, Tools, and Insights for
Managing Software People and Teams

by Mickey W. Mantle and Ron Lichty

Addison Wesley, publishers
Paperback: 450 pages

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Section Title Page: Tools

Tools Downloads

We list here the tools referenced in the chapters of our book, Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams. We have developed or collected these tools over many years, and have used them effectively in our own work to help manage programmers, programming teams, departments, and organizations.

The tools—Excel workbooks (one or more worksheets) and Word files—are organized by the chapter with which each is associated. The full set, below, may be downloaded and used only if you have purchased a copy of the book or access to the video course. These tools are provided “as is” and the authors make no representations as to their accuracy, completeness, or validity.

We encourage you to personalize the tools and adapt them for your own needs and environments.

Chapter 1: Why Programmers Seem Unmanageable

Chapter 2: Understanding Programmers

Chapter 3: Finding and Hiring Great Programmers

Chapter 4: Getting New Programmers Started Off Right

Chapter 5: Becoming an Effective Programming Manager: Managing Down

Chapter 6: Becoming an Effective Programming Manager: Managing Up, Out, and Yourself

Chapter 7: Motivating Programmers

Chapter 8: Establishing a Successful Programming Culture

Chapter 9: Managing Successful Software Delivery

Chapter 10: Managing and Agile

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