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McCarthy, Jim 1951-

Works: 12 works in 53 publications in 5 languages and 723 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Bibliography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QA76.76.D47, 005.1068
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Most widely held works by Jim McCarthy
Dynamics of software development by Jim McCarthy( Book )

30 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"McCarthy has distilled a veteran's hard-won know-how into 54 memorable, pragmatic maxims - short essays on defining, building, shipping, and marketing software successfully, whether commercially or in-house. With a grown-up wit that's by turns homespun and sophisticated, McCarthy tells you how to maintain your cool ("Don't Flip the Bozo Bit"), organize a crack team ("Get Their Heads into the Game"), analyze the customer and the competition ("Alone? A Market Without a Competitor Ain't"), handle uncertainty and schedule slips ("When You Slip, Don't Fall"), make commitments with integrity ("Be like the Doctors"), and stabilize the product so that you can ship it ("Don't Shake the Jell-O"). McCarthy shows you how to develop a marketing message and how to launch your product too, and in the appendix, he tells you how to hire smart people and keep them happy and productive." "Along the way, McCarthy meditates on software aesthetics and familiar software development phenomena - the "death march to Egghead," burn-out, internecine quarrels, being lost in software, the software dream and successive awakenings, the self-critical customer. McCarthy's preoccupation with the dynamics of the process infected his brother, artist Patrick McCarthy, with a sense of the "rich, deep, psychocultural extravaganza" that is software development, and themes both humorous and dark emerge in the handsome illustrations for the book." "You'll find Dynamics of Software Development as engrossing and exciting as software development itself. This book is destined to be read by software designers, developers, marketers, technical managers, and industry insiders for many years to come."--Jacket
Software for your head : core protocols for creating and maintaining shared vision by Jim McCarthy( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most people have experienced--at least once in their lives--the incomparable thrill of being part of a great team effort. They can remember the unity of purpose they experienced, the powerful passion that inspired them, and the incredible results they achieved. People who have been on a great team can attest that the difference between being on a team with a shared vision and being on a team without one is the difference between joy and misery. In 1996, Jim and Michele McCarthy, after successful careers leading software development teams at Microsoft and elsewhere, set out to discover a set of repeatable group behaviors that would always lead to the formation of a state of shared vision for any team. They hoped for a practical, communicable, and reliable process that could be used to create the best possible teams every time it was applied. They established a hands-on laboratory for the study and teaching of high-performance teamwork. In a controlled simulation environment, their principle research and teaching effort--the McCarthy Software Development BootCamp--challenged dozens of real-world, high-tech teams to produce and deliver a product. Teams were given a product development assignment, and instructed to form a team, envision the product, agree on how to make it, then design, build, and ship it on time. By repeating these simulations time after time, with the new teams building on the learning from previous teams, core practices emerged that were repeatedly successful. These were encoded as patterns and protocols. Software for Your Head is the first publication of the most significant results of the authors' unprecedented five-year investigation into the dynamics of contemporary teams. The information in this book will provide a means for any team to create for itself a compelling state of shared vision. 0201604566B09042001
Kan wei ruan de 53 zhao : jie gou Microsoft cheng gong de ce lue by Jim McCarthy( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in Chinese and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Design oriented verification and evaluation : the DOVE project by Tony Cant( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"DOVE is a graphical tool for modelling and reasoning about state machine designs for critical systems. This report summarizes its technical development, and incorporates the user manual."--Abstract
The use of the transtheoretical model to assess change in a multiple driving under the influence offenders program by Jim McCarthy( )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Systematic pumping test design for estimating groundwater hydraulic parameters using Monte Carlo Simulation by Jim McCarthy( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruan jian yan fa zhi dao = Dynamics of software development : wei ruan kai fa tuan dui de jing yan fa ze by Jim McCarthy( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Removal of trace organics pollutants using polymeric adsorbents by Yoram Cohen( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Investment analysis of a small hydroelectric project by Jim McCarthy( )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ocean Acre: a study of the biological cause of the deep scattering layers by Jim McCarthy( )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Data requirement for groundwater management models : informative abstract by William W-G Yeh( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

21 rules of thumb by Jim McCarthy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Original Classic from Jim McCarthy's 1995 speech on video. Witty aphorisms, useful knowledge, sage advice, funny stories ... bizzarre truths about web and other software developers, teams, going dark, and more. Most importantly, re- connect with your passion, rediscover why you got into this in the first place, by listening to this inspiring talk
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Dynamics of software development
Alternative Names
Mac Carthy Jim

MacCarthy Jim

Mc Carthy Jim

McCarthy J. M. 1951-

McCarthy, James M. 1951-

Маккарти Дж. 1951-

맥카티, 짐

マッカーシー, ジム

Software for your head : core protocols for creating and maintaining shared vision