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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

The language of the PMO

A PMO sounds rather grand, formal, and maybe even a little daunting to deal with. In truth, some PMOs can be quite cumbersome and unwieldy! However, the vast majority of PMOs are a perfectly normal and important function within an organization.

Whichever delivery methodology your team chooses, it's vital to establish good links with your PMO and make sure your methodology and your PMO's ways of working are complementary – or at the very least, compatible.

Most organizations are likely to have a function called a PMO, regardless of whether they're traditional corporates, more modern small and medium-sized enterprise (SMEs), money-making businesses, or not-for-profit charities. But depending on the overall size of the organization, the PMO may not be as large a team of dedicated people as the name might suggest. It's a good...