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Managing software development projects can benefit from some approaches that are rather different from most traditional management techniques. Software developers operate with their own particular mindset, culture and reward system. To motivate and inspire a top programming team, one type of ideal manager is a technical peer who can jump into the code and work hands-on, together with the developers, to solve thorny problems. Such technical involvement can keep a project moving forward and help the manager build credibility and trust within the team.

In this talk, Alex Martelli discusses some common management myths, and shares some immediately useful advice for anyone involved in managing software development projects.

For those who want to read ahead (or listen ahead) an early version of this talk can be found at http://osc.gigavox.com/shows/detail1372.html. This talk will have plenty of new material: quoting Alex "I have changed the talk itself quite a bit since that podcast was recorded in July".

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Added by marstein on February 19, 2007

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