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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


Building a good software product is not easy. After you have gathered all your requirements and, as a result, produced a brilliant design, the challenging process of development and coding can start. As the Project or Development Manager in charge, it's not easy to keep the build focused, because there are many common challenges to the software development process, such as scope creep, which we will explore in the next chapter.

The most effective and holistic way to overcome or prevent these hurdles is through the adoption of a proven delivery methodology, which can include:

  • The Waterfall Model
  • The V-Model
  • Agile
  • ITIL (V3 - IT Service Management Framework)

Whichever methodology your project team chooses, it is vital that you coordinate your delivery process with the PMO, because the PMO has a responsibility to oversee and govern all projects in a fair and...