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yegor256 committed Jul 10, 2019
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layout: post
title: "Inversive Management"
date: 2019-07-02
date: 2019-07-10
place: Moscow, Russia
tags: testing
description: |
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be truly responsible for their results.
keywords:
- management
- reversive management
- inversive management
- software management
- programming
- manage programmers
image: /images/2019/07/...
image: /images/2019/07/the-gambler.jpg
jb_picture:
caption:
caption: The Gambler (2014) by Rupert Wyatt
---

If you are a [manager]({% pst 2016/may/2016-05-24-who-is-project-manager %})
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and within the borders of _your_ requirements and expectations? Some of you
may say that these are _our_ objectives, _our_ mutual plans, _our_ quality
standards, and _our_ requirements. This may be true, but initially they are still only yours.
How do you make them theirs? There are two ways: a traditional one and an inversive
How do you make them theirs? There are two ways: a traditional one and an _inversive_
one.

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you need their _results_, such as a list of emails, a new
feature, a bug fix, a new document, or maybe a new UI mock-up.

{% quote This is the cure for all management problems: make them chase you. %}

You, as a pragmatic and smart project manager, define what the project
needs from its participants, you put a _price tag_ on each need, and let programmers
worry about how they deliver, how they solve their own problems, and
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you will be [managed]({% pst 2017/aug/2017-08-01-how-to-manage-a-manager %})
by your programmers, not the other way around. You will
have to constantly chase them and literally beg for results. They will
be relaxed, you will be worried. They will get paid, you will be punished
be relaxed, you will be worried. They will get paid, you will be
[punished]({% pst 2019/jun/2019-06-19-how-much-they-suffer %})
for their mistakes.

I suggest you _invert_ the situation and let _them_ worry.

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