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Patterns: management

description:Three distinct ways of leading a group, and their impact on productivity.

description:Evaluate the efficiency of your investments, by comparing the ratio between net income and investment cost

Resources: management

Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management

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Rothman, J. & Derby, E. (2005) Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management. The Pragmatic Bookshelf. isbn: 978-0976694021.
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The story of an experienced manager, brought into a company to save it. The reader follows along as “Sam” journeys through the corporate landscape, and has conversations with his direct reports. Rothman manages to convey important good management practices in an elegant, and easily diggestible way.

complexity categories: intermediate

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

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Lencioni, P. (2009) The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable. Winsome Book India. isbn: 978-8126522743.
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You will find a plethora of books on how to build succesful teams, but you will not find many that explain what factors can break a team. By focussing on the dark side of team dynamics, Lencioni informs us of what to look out for when working with others. He explains how a lack of trust between individuals eventually cascades into a lack of overall results. A must-read book for team leaders and team members alike.

complexity categories: intermediate

The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition

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Brooks, F. P. Jr. (1995) The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition. Addison-Wesley Professional. isbn: 978-0201835953.
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Brooks blends facts and stories together in a though-provoking selection of essays. While the author mostly talks about software projects, the lessons and frustrations apply to anyone who has had the dubious pleasure of leading a team. The book challenges readers to think about the sense and non-sense of generally held maxims, and strives to re-introduce some common-sense to project management. A prime example of this, is the saying: “hiring nine women will not get you a baby in one month”.

complexity categories: intermediate reference

Team Topologies: Organizing Business and Technology Teams for Fast Flow

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Skelton, M.; Pais, M. (2019) Team Topologies: Organizing Business and Technology Teams for Fast Flow. It Revolution Press. isbn: 9781942788829.
description:

What is the best way to organize your team? How can you ensure that your team is set up for success? Is there a way to structure your team that will allow for fast flow of work? In Team Topologoes, the authors evolve the idea behind DevOps Topologies into a model for or organizational design. Based on the idea that the structure of your team will influence the flow of work, the authors present a model to design team boundaries and communication lines based on the need for interaction between the teams.

The authors suggest four essential team types and three interaction models, and present multiple real-world cases where the topologies approach was used to great effect. This book is a recommended read for anyone interested in team dynamics, organizational design, and the flow of work within corporate settings.

complexity categories: advanced reference