Translation into Chinese Traditional
September 2013: Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams translation into Chinese Traditional is released. Those of you who read the traditional Chinese characters can order now!
The front cover text in English
Top left annotated oval:
Are software development projects really so hard to MANAGE?
If you understand well the element of PEOPLE, you've got half of your SUCCESS!
Annotated circle just to the right:
[Clever Plots in the Brocade Pouch for successful managers]
Experience and Rules of Management
Lists of Management Tools
Quotations of Wisdom from the Famous
Bottom annotated oval:
If you don't understand your Programmers
you won't be able to manage them no matter how hard you try!
The back cover text in English
The three levels of the pyramid, in English:
Integration Quality (Communication)
Schedule Risk Purchase (Human Resource) Cost
red comment on the highlighted two items says:
both pyramid pieces are related to people
The middle paragraph:
"Software Development is considered hard to manage" is a widespread opinion. To answer this, the author "pokes out blood with just one needle" [idiom], pointing out that Software Development/Project Managers and IT Directors must learn the skill of how to manage programmers and project development teams, i.e. must try to understand the subordinates, including how to employ them, inspire them, and lead them to complete the products the projects need to deliver in the end, and at the same time must also make an effort to set up the work environment and organizational culture suitable for project development teams to survive.
The group of six circles, each leading to the next:
Advertising for acquiring talent --> Face to face interview and testing --> Acceptance and reporting to work --> Review on how to utilize --> Managing style taylored to the individual --> Performance Review
The three lines at bottom:
a. Managing programmers is like training cats!
b. This line points out the bloody truth how difficult it is to manage programmers
c. You've got a way to rid your pain now! Follow this book and master once for all the management skills of capturing people's hearts
-- Translations kindly provided by Jin Meng