Confessions of an IT Manager

by Phil Factor

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Book Description

From IT projects that have trampled all over the guiding principles of successful development, to tips on training your manager to the required standard, each of Phil's tales is shot through with a wild seam of anarchic humour. And yet, in each case, the humor is just a sugar coating for a pill of sage advice, wrought from years of rough-and-tumble in the IT industry.

In his more reflective moments, he gives vent to his inner poet, penning romantic elegies to the SQL Server index, or quietly condemning recruitment agencies to Dante's inferno for crimes against innocent contractors.

Phil Factor is a legend in his own runtime. Scurrilous, absurd, confessional and scathing by turns, Confessions of an IT Manager targets the idiocy, incompetence and overreach of the IT management industry from vantage point all the way up and down the greasy pole.

This open book is licensed strictly for personal or educational use. You can download Confessions of an IT Manager ebook for free in PDF format (6.2 MB).

Table of Contents

Section I
On Learning to Love your Manager
Section II
The Strange Business of Software
Section III
Software Projects: the Good, the Bad and the Pitiful
Section IV
Hiring, Firing and other acts of Villainy
Section V
What If ... ?
Section VI
Hiccoughs in the Working Day
 

Book Details

Subject
Computer Science
Publisher
Red Gate
Published
2009
Pages
306
Edition
2
Language
English
ISBN13 Digital
9781906434199
ISBN10 Digital
1906434190
PDF Size
6.2 MB
License
For personal or educational use

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