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Getting your message across to management is always tricky, and it can be doubly challenging when you are dealing with veteran software programmers who have climbed the corporate ladder. This book chapter offers pointers on how to "manage up" and enact change in a top-heavy environment.
Author Christopher Duncan sums up his frustrations with middle and upper management by simply asking, “What planet are these guys from?”
From there, Duncan goes on to suggest some pointers on handling the other-worldly frustrations of “Managing Your Management,” the book chapter excerpted here.
Among his kernels of wisdom:
This book chapter is an excerpt from "The Career Programmer: Guerilla Tactics for an Imperfect World," published by Apress.
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