Read hilarious stories with serious lessons that Michael Lopp extracts from his varied and sometimes bizarre experiences as a manager at Apple, Pinterest, Palantir, Netscape, Symantec, Slack, and Borland. Many of the stories first appeared in primitive form in Lopp´s perennially popular blog, Rands in Repose. The Third Edition of Managing Humans contains a whole new season of episodes from the ongoing saga of Lopp´s adventures in Silicon Valley, together with classic episodes remastered for high fidelity and freshness. Whether you´re an aspiring manager, a current manager, or just wondering what the heck a manager does all day, there is a story in this book that will speak to you-and help you survive and prosper amid the general craziness of dysfunctional bright people caught up in the chase of riches and power. Scattered in repose among these manic misfits are managers, an even stranger breed of people who, through a mystical organizational ritual, have been given power over the futures and the bank accounts of many others. Lopp´s straight-from-the-hip style is unlike that of any other writer on management and leadership. He pulls no punches and tells stories he probably shouldn´t. But they are magically instructive and yield Lopp´s trenchant insights on leadership that cut to the heart of the matter-whether it´s dealing with your boss, handling a slacker, hiring top guns, or seeing a knotty project through to completion. Writing code is easy. Managing humans is not. You need a book to help you do it, and this is it. What You´ll Learn Lead engineers Handle conflict Hire well Motivate employees Manage your boss Discover how to say no Understand different engineering personalities Build effective teams Run a meeting well Scale teams Who This Book Is For Managers and would-be managers staring at the role of a manager wondering why they would ever leave the safe world of bits and bytes for the messy world of managing humans. The book covers handling conflict, managing wildly differing personality types, infusing innovation into insane product schedules, and figuring out how to build a lasting and useful engineering culture.
Over time, technical debt affects virtually every significant software project. As software systems evolve, earlier design or code decisions prove to be ´´not quite right,´´ gradually becoming impediments that slow down the evolution of the system, or even grind it to a halt. Most software practitioners have experienced this phenomenon, but many feel helpless to address it. In this guide, three leading software engineering experts introduce empirically validated principles and practices for managing and mitigating technical debt in any software system. Using real-life examples, the authors explain the forms of technical debt that afflict software-intensive systems, their root causes, and their impacts. Next, they introduce a palette of proven approaches, strategies, methods, and tools for: Identifying sources of technical debt in any software system Assessing the magnitude of technical debt Limiting the introduction of technical debt in the first place Reducing the impact of technical debt over time As software systems mature, the challenge of technical debt has grown, and it has become increasingly urgent for software professionals and their managers to address it head-on. Managing Technical Debt shows them how.
Direct from Microsoft, this Exam Ref is the official study guide for the new Microsoft AZ-100 Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment certification exam. Exam Ref AZ-100 Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment offers professional-level preparation that helps candidates maximize their exam performance and sharpen their skills on the job. It focuses on the specific areas of expertise modern IT professionals need to demonstrate real-world mastery of implementing and deploying Microsoft Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Coverage includes: Managing Azure subscriptions and resource management Implementing and managing Azure Storage Deploying and managing Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks Managing identity through Azure Active Directory Microsoft Exam Ref publications stand apart from third-party study guides because they: Provide guidance from Microsoft, the creator of Microsoft certification exams Target IT professional-level exam candidates with content focused on their needs, not ´´one-size-fits-all´´ content Streamline study by organizing material according to the exam´s objective domain (OD), covering one functional group and its objectives in each chapter Feature Thought Experiments to guide candidates through a set of ´´what if?´´ scenarios, and prepare them more effectively for Pro-level style exam questions Explore big picture thinking around the planning and design aspects of the IT pro´s job role For more information on Exam AZ-100 and the Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator Associate credential, visit microsoft azure exam; azure certification; az-100; az-100 study guide; azure administrator; microsoft certified azure administrator associate; azure infrastructure; azure deployment; 70-533; azure ad; azure active directory; azure iaas; azure saas
Direct from Microsoft, this Exam Ref is the official study guide for the new Microsoft 365 Identity and Services (MS-100) certification exam. Exam Ref MS-100 Microsoft 365 Identity and Services offers professional-level preparation that helps candidates maximize their exam performance and sharpen their skills on the job. It focuses on the specific areas of expertise modern IT professionals need to demonstrate mastery of Microsoft 365 service design, deployment, management, and security. Coverage includes: Designing and implementing Microsoft 365 Services Managing user identity and roles Managing access and authentication Planning Microsoft 365 workloads and applications Microsoft Exam Ref publications stand apart from third-party study guides because they: Provide guidance from Microsoft, the creator of Microsoft certification exams Target IT professional-level exam candidates with content focused on their needs, not ´´one-size-fits-all´´ content Streamline study by organizing material according to the exam´s objective domain (OD), covering one functional group and its objectives in each chapter Feature Thought Experiments to guide candidates through a set of ´´what if?´´ scenarios, and prepare them more effectively for Pro-level style exam questions Explore big picture thinking around the planning and design aspects of the IT pro´s job role For more information on Exam MS-100 and the Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator credential, visit
This book shows how to do systems thinking and translate that thinking into praxis (theory informed practical action). It will be welcomed by those managing or governing in situations of complexity and uncertainty across all domains of professional and personal life. The development of capabilities to think and act systemically is an urgent priority. Humans are now a force of nature, affecting whole-earth dynamics including the earth´s climate - we live in an Anthropocene or Capitalocene and are confronted by the emergence of a ´post-truth´, ´big data´ world. What we have developed, organisationally and institutionally, seems very fragile. An imperative exists to recover whatever systemic sensibilities we still retain, to foster systems literacy and to invest in systems thinking in practice capability. This will be needed in future at personal, group, community, regional, national and international levels, all at the same time. Systems Practice: How to Act is structured into four parts. Part I introduces the societal need to invest in systems thinking in practice, in contexts of uncertainty and complexity epitomised by the challenges of responding to human-induced climate change. Part II unpacks what is involved in systems practice by means of a juggler isophor; examining situations where systems thinking offers useful understanding and opportunities for change. Part III identifies the main factors that constrain the uptake of systems practice and makes the case for innovation in practice by means of systemic inquiry, systemic action research and systemic intervention. The book concludes with Part IV, which critically examines how systems practice is, or might be, utilised at different levels from the personal to the societal.
This updated edition of Michael W. Lucas´ definitive volume on FreeBSD-based systems adds coverage of modern disks, the ZFS filesystem IPv6, redesigned jail and packaging systems, and virtualization, among dozens of new features added in the last 10 years. FreeBSD is the muscle behind companies like Netflix and EMC. Any place where someone does heavy lifting on the Internet, you´ll find FreeBSD. This newly revised edition of Absolute FreeBSD brings FreeBSD´s strengths to bear on your problems and covers FreeBSD´s newest features, all in the inimitable style that has made author Michael W. Lucas´ system administration books so popular. Any computer system is only as good as the system administrator´s knowledge. Absolute FreeBSD teaches you everything you need to know about managing FreeBSD systems, from installation, configuration, and taking the system from ´´just working´´ to ´´working well.´´ A cohesive focus on service delivery and best practice means that you can apply much of the book to other operating systems. Absolute FreeBSD dives deep into server management, taking you beyond just making things work and into understanding why they work. You´ll learn: How to best install FreeBSD to meet your needs Which filesystem to use in your environment How to back up and restore critical data How to tweak the kernel, and when not to Network configuration, from activating interfaces to selecting congestion control algorithms How to manage UFS, ZFS, and other critical filesystems FreeBSD´s software packaging system, including how to build your own package repository How and when to upgrade Techniques to build your own FreeBSD Advanced security features like blacklistd and packet filtering How to monitor and adjust performance Container-style virtualization with jails Diskless systems Panic management and bug reporting With Absolute FreeBSD readers will get the solid introduction they need while fans of the earlier editions will expand their skills even further.