Amplifying Your Effectiveness: Collected Essays

Gerald M. Weinberg, James Bach, Naomi Karten, and a group of successful software consultants present powerful ideas on how software engineers and managers can amplify their professional effectiveness -- as individuals, as members of teams, and as members of organizations.

The collected essays address diverse topics in personal empowerment, interpersonal interaction, mastering projects, and changing the organization. Contributors include James Bach, Marie Benesh, Rick Brenner, Esther Derby, Kevin Fjelsted, Don Gray, Naomi Karten, Bob King, Pat Medvick, Brian Pioreck, Ken Roberts, Sharon Marsh Roberts, Johanna Rothman, Steve Smith, Eileen Strider, Gerald M. Weinberg, and Becky Winant.

The idea for this collection arose out of a brainstorming session for the Amplifying Your Effectiveness Conference (AYE), which debuted on November 6-8, 2000, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Like the book, the annual conference is designed to help technical people become more effective individually, within a team, and within an organization. The contributing authors served as hosts of the inaugural AYE Conference.The variety of techniques and perspectives represented in the book will help you amplify your effectiveness -- whether or not you are able to attend the live event.