I have been fortunate enough to have a book published. It’s called Become an Effective Software Engineering Manager, and that’s what it’s about. This is what it looks like.
If you’d like to buy it, then you can get it from the following places:
- The Pragmatic Bookshelf has DRM-free eBooks in PDF, epub and mobi formats.
- Print copies are available from Amazon US, Amazon UK (and all other Amazons). Additionally you can find it on Barnes & Noble and all other good bookstores.
My pitch for the book is that going from engineer to manager doesn’t have to be intimidating. Engineers can be managers, and fantastic ones at that. I wanted to encapsulate everything that I’ve learned over the years, both from others and through trial and error, and distill it into one place so that any new manager can be confident, effective and impactful.
I did a Q&A with InfoQ on the book and why I decided to write it.
But hey, don’t just take my word for it. Here are some opinions from people that are smarter than me:
It’s the book I’ll be recommending to new managers transitioning into the role, managers starting at a new company, and experienced managers looking to make an organization-wide impact.Gergely Orosz – @GergelyOrosz
This is a book I wish every engineering manager read before they stepped into the role. Bite-sized pieces of advice on engineering management that you would expect from a Pragmatic Publishers book.Patrick Kua – @patkua
James’s book will be at the top of my mind when I start a product company. The content is not just for software engineering managers – technical leaders, CTOs, and managers will all benefit from practical advice that helps them be successful with the people they manage and work with.Stephen Bussey – @YOOOODAAAA
If you happen to buy the book, then let me know what you think of it. I’d love to talk to you about it.