The programmer's guide to breaking into management

The transition from command line to line-of-command requires a new mind-set -- and a thick skin

The programmer's guide to breaking into management
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Software development, like any career, is divided into leaders and producers. You're either Steve Jobs, or you're Woz. Two completely different approaches, and yet both can lead to great success.

Talented engineers may see managing a team as the next step to growing their careers. So if you're moving in this direction, what tools do you need to make the transition? We'll look at some possible approaches, common pitfalls -- and offer solutions.

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