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Is your team agile and self-organizing?

What is your role as a leader?

Team leadership is the missing link that connects all the buzzwords you hear these days about unit testing, TDD, continuous integration, scrum, XP, and others to the real world where actual people have to learn, implement, and mainly, believe and push for this stuff to happen.

This audiobook is meant for software team leaders, architects, and anyone with a leadership role in the software business. Hear advice from real team leaders, consultants, and everyday gurus of management: Johanna Rothman, Uncle Bob Martin, Dan North, Kevlin Henney, Jurgen Appelo, Patrick Kua, and many others, each with their own little story and reason to say just one thing that matters the most to them about leading teams.

See what it'll feel like if you do things wrong, and what you can do about things that might go wrong, before they happen.

©2014 Team Agile Publishing (P)2016 Spoken Word Inc

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A bit dated

This was a pretty good, quick read, but it seemed a bit dated or for team leads who have been under a rock for the last 10 years and are still doing top-down waterfall development. It also assumed that the manager knows more than the engineers on the team, which has not been the case for any team I’ve worked on. The short essays at the end were good.

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Very informative

Found it very inspiring for looking at getting into the software industry as a lead.

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  • 08-25-19

Mixed bag, but mostly worth it

Found the first half of the book excellent, but the second half - which is just a collection of articles & contributed blog posts - was of wildly varying value. It unfortunately makes what otherwise feels like solid advice built on real life experience seem a bit all over the place and a little hard to fully recommend as a result, especially for what’s already a relatively short book.

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  • Dr. Andrew Jason Penner
  • 01-03-19

Useful information for a new team leader

Interesting content. Several chapters were written by guest authors with useful life stories on the topic. In my experience the good leaders exhibit many of the skills presented in this book.