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Chapter 19. The Move to Management

Management Of Projects And People Requires Specialized Skill And A Certain Degree Of Risk

Moving into management typically means spending less time working directly with technology and honing those purely technical skills. For some technology professionals, this is a scary and difficult proposition.

However, for many, assuming a management position is the natural progression in their career. Developing the skills and attitudes necessary is critical. Even if you don’t want to take on an actual management role, the skills are vital to continued career growth.


This chapter discusses the phenomenon of management and emphasizes skills and ideas that are necessary for the successful manager. The first thing to do, however, is to define management:


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