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The Successful Software Manager

By : Herman Fung
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The Successful Software Manager

By: Herman Fung

Overview of this book

The Successful Software Manager is a comprehensive and practical guide to managing software developers, software customers, and the process of deciding what software needs to be built. It explains in detail how to develop a management mindset, lead a high-performing developer team, and meet all the expectations of a good manager. The book will help you whether you’ve chosen to pursue a career in management or have been asked to "act up" as a manager. Whether you’re a Development Manager, Product Manager, Team Leader, Solution Architect, or IT Director, this is your indispensable guide to all aspects of running your team and working within an organization and dealing with colleagues, customers, potential customers, and technologists, to ensure you build the product your organization needs. This book is the must-have authoritative guide to managing projects, managing people, and preparing yourself to be an effective manager. The intuitive real-life examples will act as a desk companion for any day-to-day challenge, and beyond that, Herman will show you how to prepare for the next stages and how to achieve career success.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Title Page

Methodologies – A summary and comparison

So, let's begin by reintroducing each methodology and framework along with its key ideas. This following table offers a summary and easy comparison of each methodology and framework we've looked at in this book.

Methodology / Framework

Key Ideas and Practical Actions


(PRojects IN Controlled Environments)

A popular general project management methodology, centered around:

  • Seven principles
  • Seven themes
  • Seven processes

Key management products to produce and use:

  • PID, including the business case
    (Project Initiation Document)
  • RAID log
    (Risks, Assumptions, Issues, Decisions/Dependencies)
  • Lessons log

The Waterfall model

Classic and largely linear software development life cycle. The Waterfall model is a series of traditional stages organized in an overall downstream flow. It goes from initial requirement...