Pragmatic Manager

I’m currently reading Behind Closes Doors, written by Johanna Rothman and Esther Derby. It’s released under the Pragmatic Bookshelf label, and they’re a great read. I’ve just finished Pragmatic Unit Testing and they had some good info that will come in handy. Recently I downloaded a video of a Johanna Rothman presentation on my laptop that I still need to see some day. I decided to search a bit more info she wrote or presented. And have I found some.

  • If you like podcasts, check out the TeamAgile interviews page. She talks in part 1 and part 2 about 9 steps each organization might want to consider as they start to move toward the more Agile development process. She discusses daily builds, defining milestones, ranking requirements, etc.
  • On the same page, there’s another talk with Johanna called hiring techies and nerds (a reference to her book). It links to another page where you can also download the mp3.
  • Johanna of course has her own website, including a weblog, the pragmatic manager newsletter and much more!

Now if you’re not interested, at least I have the links here for my own reference.