Reflections on Management: How to Manage Your Software Projects, Your Teams, Your Boss, and Yourself
March 2010 • Book
This book brings together Watts S. Humphrey's most influential essays and articles, sharing insights that are essential for anyone who must achieve quality results in software management.
In 1986, Watts S. Humphrey made an outrageous commitment: a promise to transform software development. As the pioneering innovator behind SEI's Capability Maturity Model (CMM), Personal Software Process (PSP), and Team Software Process (TSP), Humphrey has more than met that promise. But his contributions go beyond methodology: For decades, his deeply personal writings on project management have been admired by software engineers worldwide.
Reflections on Management brings together Humphrey's best and most influential essays and articles—sharing insights that will be indispensable for anyone who must achieve superior results in software or any other endeavor.
Collected here for the first time, these works offer compelling insights into everything from planning day-to-day work to improving quality, encouraging teamwork to becoming a truly great leader.
All of these writings share a powerful vision, grounded by a life in software that has extended across nearly six decades. The vision is this: To succeed, professionals must effectively manage far more than plans, schedules, and code—they must manage teams, bosses, and above all, themselves.