Politics in Software Development: Navigating Stakeholder Power and Conflict in Organizations


Politics in Software Development: Navigating Stakeholder Power and Conflict in Organizations

  • Author:Peter Wendorff
  • Length: 148 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication Date: 2022-03-14
  • ISBN-10: 1484273796
  • ISBN-13: 9781484273791
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    Book Description

    Equip yourself to navigate organizational politics in the world of software development. This book will help you understand the power dynamics at work between competing stakeholders with conflicting goals in projects and organizations.

    Politics in Software Development consists of three main parts. Author Peter Wendorff begins by defining key concepts in organizational politics. He then moves on to software development processes and investigates how their design reflects stakeholder interests. In the final part, he highlights the role of political skill in software development and provides an overview of tactics that stakeholders frequently use.

    There is widespread competition within organizations for rewards, recognition, status, and power. It gives rise to political behavior of stakeholders, which is generally seen as a problem. This negative view of organizational politics tends to overlook its positive functions. For example, it can also be thought of as an arena where stakeholders with conflicting goals can argue, persuade, negotiate, bargain, and cooperate to address conflicts.

    Political conflict resolution regularly happens in organizations in an entirely civilized manner. It helps find agreements that reconcile differences in a constructive way, and it is needed because stakeholder conflicts are simply a natural aspect of organizations. While there is much literature about organizational politics, very few authors consider the specifics of software development. This book addresses both subjects and is written for an audience interested in a political perspective on software development.

    What You’ll Learn

    • Recognize and understand political activities in organizations
    • Understand what software processes have to do with stakeholder power and interests
    • Acquire fundamental political skills for dealing with politics in software development

    Who This Book Is For

    Project managers, lead developers, team leaders, team coaches, product owners, business analysts, developers, and other software professionals. This book is also suitable for students in software engineering.


    书名:Politics in Software Development: Navigating Stakeholder Power and Conflict in Organizations






    • 认识和理解组织中的政治活动
    • 了解软件过程与利益相关者的权力和利益
    • 掌握在软件开发中处理政治问题的基本政治技能

    Who This Book Is For


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