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The Successful Software Manager

By : Herman Fung
Book Image

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

Creating a delivery-focused team ethos

You need to make sure your team is mission-driven. To achieve this, you must make sure that everybody in the team, including yourself, is 100% clear on the mission from the very start.

Remember the "team deck" concept and the Project Initiation Document (PID) that we discussed back in Chapter 2, What Are the Key Skills I need?. Your unwavering mission statement and problem statement need to be proudly and prominently.

In the course of achieving your mission, it's also worth remembering that you need to encourage your team to try new and novel things. One of the primary ways that you can establish an area for this is by creating a safe environment that allows them to experiment, but more importantly, facilitate any failures by enabling them to try again. Effectively, you need to harness their creativity to solve complex problems...