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on 13 January 2014
This book has probably the best value per word of any book I read. If you're a manager or if you have a manager, then read this book. Read it every year so you don't forget, give it as a gift to every manager you come across in you professional career (if they don't already have it).

I won't give a summary of it so I won't spoil you the pleasure of reading this, because it IS a pleasure. The book is extremely well written, short and to the point. If I was allowed only one management book, it would be this one!
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on 11 April 2014
I'm really enjoying reading this book, it's got some great suggestions and they're always backed up with interesting case studies and examples. As a Software Engineer it's certainly changed the way I look at work environments, teams and general practices.
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on 23 February 2014
The book every manager should read, it explains how to get the best out of your team and what to avoid
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on 2 April 2015
Read this book. Then read it again. Read it once per year.

DeMarco and Lister have been around the block alright. There is so much "common sense" advice in this book about managing PEOPLE.

Your engineers need an enviroment to work in as you will discover in this text.
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on 26 March 2015
Generally relevant, but clearly written from the point of view of a software developer. Essentially, the theme in this book is "leave developers to it, get on with managing other things"... Not 100% sure it fits wholly in with the agile world, but an insightful read all the same.
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on 19 July 2015
I went through my SCRUM Master certification a few weeks ago and this was one of the "further reading" recommended.

I have been a software developer for almost 30 years and have witnessed first hand so many "failures" (or so called "successes" that should have been labelled failures) that it is so refreshing to see that it does not have to be so complicated.
This should be mandatory read to anyone managing software projects.
It does not take long to read and would have improved so much most projects I participated in.

Well worth the time and money
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on 29 April 2016
This is a fantastic book and the service was excellent. Thank you
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